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The Rural Resident CME Program provides funding to offset the costs of travel, accommodation and course/conferences fees for eligible UBC Family Medicine residents to participate rurally-relevant courses and conferences.




  • Funding for travel, accommodation and course fees to participate in HOUSE, CARE-R and ATLS*.  HOUSE and CARE-R Courses are available during the R2 year.  ATLS may be taken anytime during residency.
  • Up to $1,200 for travel and accommodation expenses plus conference registration to attend RCCbc’s Rural Health Conference or SRPC’s Rural & Remote Medicine Course.  Conference funding is available once during the two-year residency.




  • Must be a UBC Family Practice resident and;
  • Must be training in the Indigenous Site or have an affiliation with an RSA Community:
    • Home training site is located in an RSA Community or;
    • Return of service assignment will likely be in an RSA Community or;
    • Resident demonstrates intention to provide rural-focused practice through a requirement by the home training site or election to participate in a 4-month rural component in RSA Communities during the R2 year


Click here to determine if you are eligible.


Eligible residents will be contacted by the REAP office once course and conference offerings are confirmed which is typically in July.

* Funding for ATLS is provided through the Rural Resident CME Program only when it is not considered mandatory by your training site.


For program inquiries contact:


REAP Program Assistant
University of British Columbia
#300 – 5950 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3 1Z3
p: 604 822-2675

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