FAQ

Yes! Applicants may be practicing physicians or recent graduates of a family medicine residency. Please see Admissions for priority order of application acceptance.

Please see Admissions for priority order of application acceptance. Applications are accepted from across the Country, but preference is given to candidates who are practicing or intend to practice in BC. Evidence of an existing or promised position in BC may be requested for some proposed areas of training.

A letter of community support is required for our Category 1 Obstetrical Surgical Skills program. For the other programs, this is not required but will strengthen your application.

All Enhanced Skills programs are third year residency programs, meaning that you will be paid at the level of an R3 during your training. See the Resident Doctor's of BC website for details about salary and benefits.

This depends on the program you are applying for. Category 1 programs have set training times, while the Category 2 programs can vary. Please view the specific program you are interested in on our Training Programs page for details.

The Clinician Scholar Program is a part-time program at 50% FTE over 2 years. The remaining Category 1 programs should be done full-time.

There is sometimes flexibility with the Category 2 programs, depending on the individual training sites.

An under-served community can be either rural or urban, but certain job opportunities are only available in rural communities. The following training programs are designed for physicians who intend to work in a more rural location:

Category 1: Family Practice Anesthesia, Obstetrical Surgical Skills

Category 2: Palliative Care, Pediatrics