Below are links to resources for medical students, residents, and physicians on everything from cost of living to parental leave and benefits.
Family Planning and Parenting
Resident Doctors of BC has a number of resources on parenting. Their main page provides links to their annual parenting guide handbook , as well as information on infertility, adoption, and leave. Additionally, their Pulse newsletter published issues focusing on parenting in March 2016 and March 2017.
The Physician Health Program of BC published a consensus statement on Medicine and Motherhood in 2010; the link is provided on their resources page. Additionally, the Physician Health Program provides support for physicians, residents, medical students, and their family members facing physical and mental health issues, and transitioning through life and career changes. More information on these services is available here, or via their 24-hour help line (1-800-663-6729).
Parental Leave and Benefits
Members-only page on Doctors of BC’s parental leave program
FAQ for residents on parental leave and benefits through Resident Doctors of BC.
College of Physicians and Surgeons BC page on parental leave, including FAQs, necessary forms, and where to send them.
BC government’s page on child care; includes information on how to find and choose child care providers, financial assistance, and practical tips on transitioning from childcare to school. It also provides a Child Care Map of BC and a link to the BC Child Care Resource and Referral program.
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