Rural Continuing Medical Education

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The Rural Continuing Medical Education (RCME) Community Program funds groups of physicians living and delivering care in Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) communities to address their collective learning needs. The program aims to improve the capacity of local health-care systems to address the needs of the community by giving physicians more control over collective learning activities, reduce the challenges of accessing funds, and improve relationships among health system partners.

The RCME Community Program includes generalists, specialists and allied health partners in CME activity to encourage inter-professional learning.

Each RSA community in the program receives funding to support collective learning needs for the community of physicians, rather than individual physicians. Individual RCME funding is also directly provided to all rural physicians to facilitate their individual learning needs.

 For more information visit the RCME Community Program website.

If you would like to know what’s available to your community, or have any other questions, please contact:

Antoinette Picone, Liaison, RCME Community Program, Vancouver Island

236-638-1124 or Antoinette.Picone@islandhealth.ca

RCME Community Program Fund Eligibility Guidelines

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Guideline for communities seeking to purchase equipment through community funding

Guideline for Speaker Fees and Presenter Honorariums

Quick Reference Guide for Eligible Expenses

RCME Community Program Newsletters

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RCME Community Program Newsletters

CPD/CME Courses

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RCME Handbook & Resource Guide

 UBC CPD Website

RCME Communities - Event Highlights

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RCME Community Program Spotlight: Cortes Island

RCCbc Rural Physician Resources

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RCCbc Initiatives