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Rural Education: San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training (ICS)

Bursaries  are available for San’yas: Indigenous Cultural Safety Training (ICS)

The Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) provides funding to facilitate ICS training for rural BC physicians, residents and medical students. This training is a unique and facilitated on-line training program designed to increase knowledge, enhance self-awareness, and strengthen the skills of health care professionals who work directly or indirectly with Aboriginal people.  Bursaries of $500 are available for specialists, general practitioners, and UBC residents (including family practice in rural training program participants, IMGs, psychiatry) and UBC medical students, who work or train in a rural community as outlined in the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA).

The online Core Health program meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada. This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 16 Mainpro + credits.  The Core Health program is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program eligible for up to 8.0 Section 3 Credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. This program has been reviewed and approved by the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development.

This course is approximately 8 hours long and should be completed within 8 weeks.

Eligible participants who successfully complete the course may claim $500 from the bursary program.
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How to apply for funding:

  1. Are you a GP, specialist, resident or medical student  that works or trains in an RSA community? Confirm that you are eligible for funding by contacting the Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) office at reapphysicians@familymed.ubc.ca or by phone at 604-827-1504.
  2. Complete the ICS Core Health course.
  3. Download and complete the ICS application form now.
  4. Submit bursary application claim form via reapphysicians@familymed.ubc.ca or fax 604-822-6950.

For more information, visit RCCbc https://rccbc.ca/practitioner-support/rural-physicians/jsc-programs/indigenous-cultural-competency-training-program/