RCME/RCPD Community Concerige Service for Rural Communities
The Rural Continuing Medical Education (RCME) Community Program team, the UBC Rural Continuing Professional Development (CPD) team, and a group of physician mentors will collaborate together to support the Community Concierge service, a pilot project within British Columbia geared towards community-based approach to collective education within rural communities. The Community Concierge team will work with your community to identify who should be present for planning discussions and will organize and host a meeting with the medical staff, key community leads and other staff supporting education. Physician mentors are a group rural physicians that have been identified to lead this project—with their experiences and mentorship working in their rural communities. These mentors will provide guidance to the teams, support communities throughout the process, and assist with reporting and evaluation.
The Community Concierge team will work with RSA communities to:
- Develop a community-based learning plan
- Provide ongoing support to the physicians in the implementation of their community learning goals
- Create a close-knit approach to engage and facilitate physician mentorship
During this process, all other RSA communities will continue to receive the same level of support and education planning that the team currently provides.
- Are you a rural community with fewer than 7 physicians who reside and practice?
- Are you a rural community that has 1-2 isolated specialists?
The eligibility criteria were selected based on the team’s capacity and the number of RSA communities across BC. Communities that meet these criteria will be consulted by the RCME Liaison to determine interest. This service will also be promoted through stakeholders and advertised to rural communities. If your community doesn’t meet the eligibility criteria but is interested in this expanded service, please reach out to the team.