eNews July 2017: Chapter News

The British Columbia College of Family Physicians

Forging connections with tomorrow's family physicians
The University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Faculty of Medicine, Undergraduate Program, graduated more than 270 new physicians in the class of 2017. Recognizing the importance of educating undergraduates about the rewards of a career in family medicine, the British Columbia College of Family Physicians (BCCFP) provides multiple initiatives to engage medical students during their university experience:

  • Each year, more than 200 students take advantage of a free Medical Student Conference organized by the BCCFP to help them understand the many aspects of family medicine
  • Medical students can connect with BCCFP members in a less formal setting during the annual Dinner with Docs events, which take place at four training sites—sharing a meal presents an opportunity to talk informally with family physicians who volunteer their time
  • Medical students are eligible for special rates at the BCCFP’s bi-yearly Family Medicine Conferences
  • The BCCFP provides $1,000 scholarships to two fourth-year medical students who have been accepted into the UBC Family Medicine Postgraduate Program
  • The BCCFP works closely with the Family Medicine Interest Group throughout the academic year, presenting at events on request  

Québec College of Family Physicians

Mentorship Program
Given the strong results achieved during the first cohort pilot project, the Québec College of Family Physicians (QCFP) mentorship program will be offered again in the fall starting October 2017. The program will take place over 12 months. Registration for mentees and mentors is already in progress.
Before pairing up, participants can access an online membership training webinar. Participants will be eligible for two Mainpro+® credits.

For more information:

Training : Pour une pratique éclairée (Practising Wisely)
The Québec College of Family Physicians (QCFP) and the Association médicale du Québec (AMQ) are proud to present Pour une pratique éclairée, the French language version of the Ontario College of Family Physician’s Practising Wisely program.

The first French language session took place on May 24, 2017, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, as part of the QCFP’s Annual Scientific Assembly. Questions regarding overmedication, responsible exam management, and patient-physician communication were discussed.

Don’t miss the next French and English language sessions, scheduled for August 20th at the Centre des congrès de Québec.

The AMQ and QCFP are also offering opportunities to take part in Pour une pratique éclairée training at your own clinic or hospital. Please contact Marie-Josée Campbelle ([email protected]) for more information.

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