Physician Resources


Below are some resource for physicians about leadership training, billing, and international medical graduates.


BC Patient and Safety Quality Council’s Clinician Quality Academy

The Clinician Quality Academy is a professional development program delivered over an eight-month period. The aim is to provide participants with the capability to effectively lead quality and safety initiatives while improving health care quality.

Learning Links

Learning Links is an online learning resource designed to enhance knowledge, skills, and confidence in child and youth mental health.

Institute for Health Care Improvement

The Institute for Health Care Improvement offers in-person and virtual training, online courses, and other web-based education.

Physician Leadership Institute

The Physician Leadership Institute provides physicians with development opportunities ranging from communication, negotiation, and comprehensive leadership development.

Physician Quality Improvement (PQI) Initiative

The Physician Quality Improvement Initiative provides training and support to physicians, through technical resources and expertise, to lead quality improvement (QI) projects, which builds QI capacity.

UBC Continuing Professional Development

UBC Continuing Professional Development is dedicated to helping physicians across BC improve their knowledge, professional performance, and technical skills.

• The General Practice Services Committee (GPSC) billing guides for family doctors are located here and information about the incentive program can be found here.

• The Specialist Services Committee (SSC) fee guides for specialists can be found here.

• Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) for incentive programs can be found here.

To help with physician recruitment, the JCCs support the BC Physician Integration Program (BC-PIP), which helps international medical graduates (IMGs) in their transition from the provisional registry to full licensure, making them eligible to practice medicine in BC. All provisionally licensed new-to-practice IMGs in BC are required by The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC to complete the program within six months of registration.

BC-PIP’s programming and implementation is provided through the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD), with funding support from Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health through the Joint Collaborative Committees (GPSC, SSC and JSC specifically). UBC CPD works with a variety of stakeholders to co-design the program, ensure accountability, and provide governance structure. For more information .