Physician Training and Leadership Education Opportunity

Call for Mentees: VCH Physician Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Mentorship Program

The VCH Physician Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Mentorship Program aims to support aspiring or new/emerging physician leaders from equity-deserving groups (including Indigenous people, women, racialized/Black and people of colour, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+) to:

  • Achieve their full potential through guidance around organizational navigation
  • Expand professional networks
  • Facilitate personal and career development

If you are an aspiring or new/emerging physician leader in one of the equity-deserving groups outlined above, and are interested in mentorship from a VCH senior physician leader, please fill out the application form here.  Deadline for applications is April 3, 2023. 

For more information, please see the attached poster.

Questions? Contact Lina Abouzaid at

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.

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:

For Insurance related questions:

Overall COVID-19 Information

For Overall Information:

Financial Seminar Series with Dr. Mark Soth

Surrey Memorial Hospital MSA is pleased to announce that the second Financial Series Session with Dr. Mark Soth will take place on Wednesday February 1st at 6:30pm via Zoom.  In this second session, Dr. Soth will present Essential Financial Skills & Happiness, how a happy physician is more effective at work and at home. Learn more about how to better invest your time & money for more return on happiness. 

Upcoming sessions:

  • Session 3: Multiply Your Time/Money Through Investing Part 1 – Wed March 22nd at 6:30pm
  • Session 4: Multiply your Time/Money Through Investing Part 2 – Wed April 26th at 6:30pm
  • Session 5: Tax Planning – Wed June 14th at 6:30pm
  • Session 6: Q & ?Eh. – Date TBA

If you have any questions, please contact Tori Christianson at