Are you a physician interested in locuming in a rural BC community? Is your rural community looking for locum coverage? There are several resources available to connect healthcare providers and rural communities to each other. There are also several supports for physicians interested in locuming who are new to rural practice.
Physicians and rural communities can connect using the services listed on our Finding Locums page.
Physicians providing locum services in rural BC have several options for CME/CPD. The Rural Locum Forum is a one-day event that brings together providers from across BC to learn and network. Additionally, funding through REAP is available to locums practicing in RSA communities.
For physicians who are new to rural practice, support to transition into rural locuming is available through the Rural Locum Teams program. This initiative provides opportunities for those who are new to rural practice to deploy to a rural community with either a mentor, peer(s) or group to facilitate learning and adaptation.
If you’re currently working as a rural locum and want to connect virtually with other rural locums to discuss practice, billing, rural community amenities, etc. – consider joining the BC Rural Locum Discussion Group. The discussion group is a moderated listserv for new and experienced locums alike.
For those who are curious about the different organizations involved in creating policies and programs for rural locums in BC, check out the Structures affecting rural locums diagram, which outlines the main groups influencing these providers.
To learn more about locum resources, contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-738-8222.