RCCbc, with funding provided by the Joint Standing Committee (JSC), supports the development of accredited rural medical courses. These courses frequently travel to smaller rural centres in British Columbia, and are delivered to interprofessional health care teams by rural physicians (or urban physicians who have previously practiced in rural communities).
Courses that have been developed with the support of RCCbc, REAP and/or the JSC include:
The CARE Course – Comprehensive Approaches to Rural Emergencies – 2 day course
The Shock Course – Treatment of the hemodynamically unstable patient – 1 day
HOUSE-OB (formerly Third Trimester Obstetrical Ultrasound) – use of ultrasound to answer questions about pregnancy in the first trimester or third trimester – 1 day
HOUSE program – use of ultrasound at the point-of-care/bedside to assist with diagnosis, procedure, or treatment – variable length that can be customised
Rural Rounds Videoconferencing Series – monthly 1 hour presentation with interactive Q+A – monthly (breaks for the summer)
Specialist Online Journal Clubs – several journal clubs are offered for specialists and GP specialists over several months during the fall/winter. Topics for Journal Clubs vary by year – check the Educational Calendar or UBC Rural CPD web site for more information
Rural Airway Mannequin Loan Program – have a simulation mannequin sent to your community so that you can practice your airway skills. A set of scenarios is available with each mannequin.
Wilderness Medicine Course – a hands-on course which teaches healthcare providers how to treat and transport an injured person in a wilderness setting – 1 day
Rural Physician Mentoring Program – this program pairs a new to rural practice physician mentee with an experienced rural practitioner mentor – 10 months
Nanaimo Emergency Education Program (NEEP) – a full-time, remunerated fellowship in Emergency Medicine for family physicians in small or rural communities – three months
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 – 1 day
Clinical Coaching for Excellence – a program that pairs a rural provider with an experienced mentor-colleague to optimize individual clinical practice through personalized and context-specific coaching – 1 year