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Physician Leadership Training

Purpose

To support General Practitioners in the development of their leadership and quality improvement skills. 

Who's involved

The Shared Care Committee (SCC) supports General Practitioners with their leadership and quality improvement skills development. Each year, in partnership with the Specialist Services Committee (SSC), Shared Care provides funding support to assist with tuition, travel and accommodation for physicians wishing to access leadership and/or quality improvement training through accredited training organizations. 

Available Funding

Maximum funding of up to $10,000 per physician is available each fiscal year (April 1 - March 31) to cover actual tuition fees, accommodation and travel costs. Submission of receipts will be required for reimbursement.

Funding Criteria

  • Shared Care scholarship funding is available for physicians as certificants or fellows of the College of Family Physicians of Canada who are actively and independently practicing in BC.
  • Funding is provided for participation in programs with a core and primary focus on leadership and/or quality improvement, offered by recognized academic institutions, professional bodies and/or quality improvement organizations, with preference given to programs reflecting Canadian context where available.
  • As part of the scholarship funding, physicians will be expected to participate in a Shared Care scholarship program evaluation.
  • Endorsement is required from the Health Authority before the Shared Care sub-committee can approve it. 

Not funded

  • Clinically-focused events or conferences covered through CME
  • Time/compensation for attendance 
  • Reimbursement to organizations that hold or develop custom courses
  • Residents and physicians completing a fellowship in BC do not qualify for funding at this time.

Accessing Support

  1. Interested physicians can download the application form here and submit to the Vice President of Medicine at their respective health authority for endorsement.
  2. Endorsed applications are submitted to the JCC Leadership admin team for approval by the SCC and SSC sub-committees.

Examples of funded courses and conferences

Physician Management Institute (PMI)

Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI)

BC Patient and Safety Quality Council's Clinician Quality Academy

Contacts

VCH Physicians — click here

PHSA Physicians — click here

VIHA Physicians - click here

All other physicians - please contact: JCC Leadership Training:

JCCtraining@doctorsofbc.ca, 604-638-5843