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Year 3 Undergraduate Rural Participation Program

The purpose of this program is to encourage third year undergraduate medical students to spend a minimum of four weeks in rural physicians’ offices during their Rural Family Practice Clerkship rotations. Students may apply for reimbursement of their travel and accommodation expenses for rotations spent in Rural Subsidiary Agreement Communities.

 

Benefits

 

Eligible medical students may apply for reimbursement of actual travel and accommodation expenses:

 

  • Accommodation up to $700 for rotations of two weeks or less.  An additional $350/week is provided for rotations longer than two weeks.*
  • One roundtrip travel between the home training site and the rotation site up to $1,000.

 

Upon submission of the claim, to maximize reimbursement, the REAP or DoBC office may combine travel and accommodation allocations in cases where one expense category is over the individual category limit.

 

*Accommodation expenses will be reimbursed as outlined above; however, a limit of $200/night applies to all accommodation support regardless of the duration of the rotation and/or the provision to combine travel and accommodation allocations.

 

For detailed reimbursement policies and the claim process, please see page 2 of the claim form below.

 

For a list of eligible communities, please visit the RSA Communities page.  Please note that rotations completed in Prince George are not eligible for this funding.

REAP Undergraduate Rural Participation/Elective Program Claim Form

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Year 4 Undergraduate Rural Elective Program

The purpose of this program is to encourage fourth year undergraduate medical students to spend additional time in rural physician’s offices. REAP provides funding to UBC medical students who spend elective time in Rural Subsidiary Agreement Communities during their fourth year.

 

Benefits

 

Eligible medical students may apply for reimbursement of actual travel and accommodation expenses:

 

  • Accommodation up to $700 for rotations of two weeks or less.  An additional $350/week is provided for rotations longer than two weeks.*
  • One roundtrip travel between the home training site and the rotation site up to $1,000.
  • Students may apply for reimbursement of expenses for up to 12 weeks of rural electives.
  • Fourth-year UNBC medical students doing electives in Williams Lake, 100 Mile House or communities in the Northern Health Authority (except Prince George) are eligible for Northern Medical Program Trust (NMPT) funding.  Students eligible for NMPT funding may apply to REAP for accommodation funding only.

 

Upon submission of the claim, to maximize reimbursement, the REAP or DoBC office may combine travel and accommodation allocations in cases where one expense category is over the individual category limit.

 

*Accommodation expenses will be reimbursed as outlined above; however, a limit of $200/night applies to all accommodation support regardless of the duration of the rotation and/or the provision to combine travel and accommodation allocations.

 

For detailed reimbursement policies and the claim process, please see page 2 of the claim form below.

 

For a list of eligible communities, please visit the RSA Communities page.  Please note that rotations completed in Prince George are not eligible for this funding.

 

For Rural Family Practice Clerkship information, contact:

UBC Department of Family Practice
#300 – 5950 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3
P: 604 827-4304
undergrad@familymed.ubc.ca
UBC Faculty of Medicine Course Descriptions

 

For Year 4 Rural Electives, UBC Department of Family Practice, contact: 
#300 – 5950 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3
P: 604 827-4304
fpelectives@familymed.ubc.ca

 

For claims and payments contact:

Doctors of BC
#115 – 1665 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V6J 5A4
TFP in BC: 1 800 665-2262
P: 604 736-5551
benefits@doctorsofbc.ca

REAP Undergraduate Rural Participation/Elective Program Claim Form

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