Physician Training and Leadership Education Opportunities

Indiginous Cultural Safety Webinar Series

The Joint Collaborative Committees invite you to join a virtual five-part series that will aim to provide physicians with a deeper understanding of Indigenous Cultural Safety and Trauma Informed Practice in healthcare. Please note that registration for each separate webinar is required for this province-wide event and although the sessions are connected, physicians do not need to attend all five. 

Each webinar will be based on the four elements (circle/wheel process): balance, emotions, physicality/relationality, and intellect and will be hosted by Indigenous Culture Safety facilitator, Harley Eagle.

The first webinar, Setting the Tone and Building Trust, will be on:

Thursday, November 10, 2022, 5:00 – 6:30 pm


The first webinar will include:

  • An overview of the purpose of these sessions and explanation of the circle/wheel process
  • What is Cultural Safety and Cultural Humility and why is there a focus on Indigenous Cultural Safety
  • Connecting Indigenous Cultural Safety and its learning journey/process to addressing larger systemic issues we face in society

For more information on key speakers, resources, sessional payments, and registration, go to collaborateonhealthbc/

PQI Funding Opportunities

Physician Quality Improvement (PQI) is a partnered initiative with the SSC (Specialist Services Committee) to increase physician participation in QI activities and enhance dedicated QI supports.

Heading into the 7th year of the program at VCH/PHC, the PQI program is evolving to explore other opportunities for physician participation. Please refer to the attached 1-pager for these opportunities.

LGH Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) course

The LGH Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) course will be starting this fall (2022).  I would like to thank Drs Karine Badra and Derek Murray for their leadership and involvement in making this possible. 

The course will comprise 3 different sessions (offered twice each) to start.  Each session will include a didactic portion focusing on one area of interest (lung, heart, volume assessment), followed by supervised scanning time.  This will be FREE of cost for LGH physicians thanks to generous funding from LGH Physician Engagement.

If you are interested in participating and would like to be contacted with further details, please send a quick email to:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Skills Physician Wellness Group Training

The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Skills Physician Wellness Group Training Course is an 8-week course designed to provide practicing BC physicians with education and training to support their own mental wellbeing through evidence-based self-management strategies. Secondary benefits include increased awareness of CBT and its clinical applications and training in skills coaching for patients.

Each week consists of a 2-hour session facilitated by a specially trained family physician or psychiatrist, which accommodates a maximum of 12 learners (with a solo facilitator) or 24 learners (with two facilitators) to maximize opportunities for group discussion and questions. During the weekly workshops, participants will practice incorporating CBT Skills into their own unique situations.

Our second schedule of groups for 2022 is now open for registration. Additional sessions will be added as they are confirmed (see sessions below). 

For session dates and to join our waitlist where information on new groups will be shared, please complete the following form: 

Physician Quality Improvement Initiative

To support Family Physicians and Specialists in the development of their leadership and quality improvement skills, the Specialist Services Committee (SSC) and Shared Care Committee (SCC) provides funding support for tuition, travel and accommodation for physicians wishing to access leadership and/or quality improvement training through accredited training organizations.

Maximum funding of up to $10,000 per physician is available each fiscal year (April 1 – March 31). Physicians who wish to partake can contact their Department Head or other administrative head within VCH. For more information about criteria, funding restrictions and the application process, click here.

Physicians demonstrating the system will be remunerated at sessional rates for time spent delivering the session along with up to 1 hour of preparation time.


VCH is posting regular updates on the coronavirus on its website. Of special interest to VPSA members are the Situations Update section that is aimed specifically at health professionals including physicians and the Videos section.


The February 9th: Prescribing COVID Antivirals is now available from the February knowledge sharing series:

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