To support specialists in the development of their leadership and quality improvement skills.
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Sizing it Up
The Specialist Services Committee supports specialists with their leadership and quality improvement skills development. Each year the SSC, in partnership with the Shared Care Committee contributes funding towards leadership training scholarships to cover tuition and travel costs for interested physicians.
Things to Know
SSC scholarship funding is available for physicians as certificants or fellows of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada who are actively and independantly practicing in BC. Funding is provided for participation in programs with a core and primary focus on leadership or quality improvement, offered by recognized academic institutions, professional bodies and/or quality improvement organizations, with preference given to programs reflecting Canadian context where available. As part of the scholarship funding, physicians will be expected to participate in a SSC scholarship program evaluation. Endorsement is required from the Health Authority before the SSC sub-committee can approve it. Physicians should apply for scholarship funding before taking the course or conference.
- Clinically-focused events or conferences covered through CME
- Time/compensation for attendance
- Reimbursement to organizations that hold or develop custom courses
- Residents and physicians completing a fellowship in BC do not qualify for funding at this time.
The Shared Care Committee provides funding for General Practitioners
How to Apply
- Interested physicians should download the application form then submit to the Vice President of Medicine at their respective health authority for endorsement and signature.
- Endorsed and completed applications are submitted to the JCC Leadership admin team for SSC sub-committee for approval.
Maximum funding of up to $10,000 per physician each fiscal year (April 1 - March 31) can be applied for to cover actual tuition fees and travel costs. Submission of receipts will be required for reimbursement.
General Scholarship Questions:
JCC Leadership Training
604 638 5777
For VCH Physicians – click here
For VIHA Physicians - click here
Examples of funded courses and conferences
More Questions? Not sure which courses to apply for?
Visit our FAQ page for more information on approved courses and criteria.
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