Transition to Practice: Learning Opportunities

The Practice Survival Skills Conference is put on by the UBC Continuing Professional Development (CPD) unit and covers a broad range of topics essential to starting your medical practice.
Date:  June 27, 2020
Time:  12:00 – 4:00 PM
Location:  VIRTUAL
Course content
Register here.
Topics covered:
o What Family Physicians and Specialists Need to Know About the RACE Line
o Practice Pitfalls: Privacy and Electronic Communication with Patients
o Dollars and Sense: Preparing for an MSP Audit
o Specialist Billing
o Rural Locums – How They Work and Why You Need to Do One
o Licensing, Billing, and Credentialing in BC – Essentials for Residents

UBC Scholar Project: Evaluating the Impact of Sports Outreach


Over the next few weeks, I’m showcasing our #UBC Scholar Evening: Pub & Papers presentations. Dr. Tracey’s project was the audience pick for “Best Presentation”. Her research delves into the sports outreach program she co-founded and currently co-directs that’s designed to address health disparities, engage disadvantaged youth in lifestyle promotion, and to make a difference in the world.

Evaluating the Impact of a Sports Outreach Program in Urban Youth Living in Poverty in Kampala, Uganda through Documentary Film
Dr. Danae Tracey
When looking at the increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases in developing nations, there is little information on the promotion of lifestyle prevention in the youth population. To address this current gap, a global health project promoting sports in impoverished youth living in Uganda was initiated and evaluated through the use of a logic model, qualitative interviews, and film. Download the
powerpoint and view the project’s video.

Enjoy the read and thank you to Dr. Danae Tracey for sharing her work with the global community.

~ Jacqueline

Education Research Grants

Each year UBC CPD awards two research grants to UBC residents: one (1) for Family Practice residents and one (1) for residents in a specialty area. Grant recipients receive an honorarium of $500.00 to support educational research projects. UBC residents conducting and presenting research as part of graduation requirements are eligible and invited to apply.

Educational Research Grants for Residents
UBC residents: apply today for research grants in the field of Continuing Professional Development/Continuing Medical Education (CPD/CME) research.
Due: Friday May 29, 2020 *deadline has been extended*

Two grants are available:

Specialty practice
Family practice

Requirements and application:

Dermatology Online

For those wanting to bolster their Derm, please see this upcoming course:
What’s New? Practical Dermatology Online
June 3 (Wed) |1700–1830 PDT
Target audience: Family physicians, pediatricians, dermatologists, registered nurses, residents and students.
What’s New in Adult Dermatology? with Dr. Vincent Richer
What’s New in Pediatric Dermatology? with Dr. Wingfield Rehmus
Up to 1.5 Mainpro+/MOC Section 1