Online Training Requirements

Online Training Courses

Prior to starting residency, all residents are required to complete the following three online courses:

All residents must complete the Infection Control Basics course prior to their program start date.

To complete this online course, sign in as an Affiliate Physician to the Course Catalogue Registration System (CCRS).  If you experience any difficulty with the CCRS website, please email learnwithus@vch.ca.

Once you have completed the Infection Control Basics course, forward a copy of your results to your program director's office for their records.

Information Privacy and Confidentiality Learning Module

All residents must complete the Information Privacy Module for UBC Medical Residents prior to their program start date.

To complete the short learning module, visit the Course Catalogue Registration System (CCRS) website. Under Course Search at the bottom of the homepage, enter ‘Information Privacy Module for UBC Medical Residents.' For more information about accessing and completing the module, please review the following one-page document drafted by the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Information Privacy Office: VCHA Legal Services & Information Privacy Office.

If you experience any difficulty with the CCRS website, please email learnwithus@vch.ca.

Once you have completed the learning module, forward a copy of your results to your program director's office for their records.

Secure USB Keys

VCH and UBC are collaborating to issue encrypted USB drives to all residents practicing in British Columbia. Patient information must only be stored on this USB drive or another encrypted device. You can store any information, as long as you have a strong and secure password.

For more information, review the following brochure: Residents Encrypted USB Brochure.

All residents must complete the Student Practice Education Core Orientation (SPECO) prior to their program start date.

As of July 24, 2017,  SPECO and other student orientation materials will no longer  be available through CCRS and will instead be accessed through the LearningHub.  This change will require residents to register for accounts on the LearningHub (if they don’t already have one).

Note that residents accessing CCRS after July 24th will automatically be redirected to the LearningHub and can create an account at that time.

If you experience any difficulty with the website, please email learnwithus@vch.ca.

Once you have completed the orientation, forward a copy of your results to your program director's office for their records.

Health Authorities of B.C. Training Requirements

Before gaining access to electronic health systems used in clinical settings across the province, health authorities in B.C. require all trainees complete online training. It is the responsibility of the trainee to ensure they complete all necessary training requirements in a timely manner to avoid delayed access to health authority systems. Trainees only need to complete the training requirements for the Health Authorities they are placed in.

The health authorities of B.C. will communicate with trainees by email. It is imperative you check your email regularly for instructions and updates in preparation for your time spent training in each of the health authorities.

Visit the Fraser Health Authority (FHA) website for a step-by-step breakdown of FHA training requirements.

Please see this Training Module Guide for training requirements: Training Module Guide - FHA

There are no training requirements for Interior Health.

Please see this Training Module Guide for training requirements: Training Module Guide - NHA

Visit the Providence Health Care (PHC) website for a step-by-step breakdown of PHC training requirements.

Please see this Training Module Guide for further information: Training Module Guide - PHC

Visit the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) website for a step-by-step breakdown of PHSA training requirements.

Please see these Training Module Guides for further information: Training Module Guide - PHSA - BCW and Training Module Guide - PHSA - BCCH

Visit the VCHA Student Practice Education Website for a step-by-step breakdown of VCH training requirements.

Trainees who have completed PCIS training in the past can contact pcissecurityvarhs@vch.ca.

Please see this Training Module Guide for further information: Training Module Guide - VCH

Please see this Training Module Guide for training requirements: Training Module Guide - VIHA