RCCbc has supported the development of several groundbreaking and innovative rural medical courses over the years. Many of these courses are either available for delivery in-community, using local and/or regional practitioners to teach the course to rural BC healthcare teams, or they are available through videoconference and/or online delivery.
Rural courses available for in-community delivery:
(COVID-19 update: in-community courses are not traveling at the moment. However, some courses are offering alternate learning approaches. Please email individual course staff for details about offerings.)
The CARE Course – Comprehensive Approaches to Rural Emergencies (CARE) – a two day course that teaches rural healthcare practitioners how to provide emergent care using an interprofessional team-based approach. Simulators and live scenarios are both used in this couse.
HOUSE-OB – a one day course that teaches rural physicians and midwives to use ultrasound to answer questions about first and third trimester pregnancies. Analysis and imaging is taught using real patients.
Hands On Ultrasound Skills Enhancement (HOUSE) – a modular point-of-care ultrasound course that can be customized to your community’s learning needs.
The Rural BC Airway Mannequin Loan Program – a flexible provincial airway mannequin rental program that allows rural practitioners to practice airway management skills and drills on a regular basis.
The ESCAPE Course – a high fidelity simulation course for Family Practice Anesthetists to build team dynamics and optimize critical resource management in the rural perioperative setting
Rural courses offered at a distance:
CME on the Run! – a series of six, short snapper style lectures presented over the academic year. Accessible via videoconference.
Specialist Online Journal Club – several journal clubs are offered for specialists and GP specialists over several months during the fall/winter.
Coaching and Mentoring Program – this program fosters peer to peer connections in rural practitioner networks to improve your practice, increase your confidence, and connect you to rural colleagues.
Nanaimo Emergency Education Program (NEEP) – a full-time, remunerated fellowship in Emergency Medicine for family physicians in small or rural communities. Offered in Nanaimo, BC.
Northern Emergency Education Program (NoEEP) – a full-time, remunerated fellowship in Emergency Medicine for family physicians in small or rural communities. Offered in Prince George, BC.
Quality Team Coaching for Rural BC – rural community health care teams work with an ICF-certified coach to optimize their team culture of safety, learning, and quality that leads to positive patient and provider experiences. This is an accredited group learning offering.