About Parenting in Practice
Parenting in Practice is an initiative led by Dr. Charuka Maheswaran and the Rural Coordination Centre of BC to help embed and normalize parenting in medical practice. The group is dedicated to increasing awareness and support for parents in practice, as well as advocating for and improving the futures of rural physicians, their families and their communities.
Why Parenting in Practice?
Because physicians who parent deserve advocacy and support.
Professionals and their partners face many challenges to starting both a family and a practice. This is especially true of rural doctors as there can be difficulties finding rural locum coverage, difficulties finding childcare and difficulties finding collegial support or other parents in a similar situation.
- Join our Facebook group! The Rural Coordination Centre of BC has a supportive Facebook community – www.facebook.com/groups/365463022009722/ –
- Join our email list! We will send out pertinent updates and supportive resources for your parenting journey.
- Join our RCCbc Working Group! To join this collaborative and supportive group, please email inquiries to: email@example.com.
Drawing on the experience of parents who practise medicine, RCCbc is developing tools to support parents with work and family responsibilities at all stages of their professional career. These family-friendly tools are designed to address important aspects of parenting and rural medicine by:
- Providing commiseration and camaraderie to physicians in all stages of parenting and at different points of their education or career;
- Identifying the key needs and gaps in support for rural physicians planning, starting, and raising families;
- Advocating for those identified gaps to be addressed by appropriate rural organizations;
- Providing informal mentorship and access to information and resources.
If you would like more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This initiative was formerly the Mothers in Rural Medicine, and Choice in Practice and Parenting. We would like to that Dr. Mary Johnson and Dr. Kirstie Overhill for their time and dedication to this initiative and Community of Practice.