Transition into Practice

Transitioning from being a resident to an independent clinician is an exciting time; but, like any life change, it can be stressful. While passing the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) exam prepares you to be a knowledgeable clinician, there are a number of practical considerations to take into account before you can successfully get out and practice.

This site serves as a resource that you can access at any time during your residency training. It provides information on a wide range of topics, including how to develop a medical curriculum vitae, where to find job postings and job fairs. It also provides information on financial and office management topics, such as incorporation, office space purchase, and contract negotiation. This program cannot meet all of your needs, as there are many specialty-specific issues related to clinical practice post residency; but hopefully, in conjunction with your program director, we can help make the transition a little smoother.

Dr. Siân Spacey, BSc., MBBS, FRCPC
PGME Faculty Lead, Transition into Practice
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Neurology, UBC Faculty of Medicine

How to Find a Job

Find job listings, as well as CV writing and interview advice.

Financial Management

Explore a wide range of resources on contract negotiation, incorporation, and financial wellness.

Practice Management

Learn more about how to evaluate an established practice, or set up your own. Also find resources on electronic medical records, staffing and billing.

Events

Find a list of upcoming workshops and seminars.

Resources & Contacts

Browse additional resources and find program contact information.

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Background

The Transition into Practice (TIP) Program was established in December 2013, with the aim of developing a PGME-wide strategy for resident career counseling.

Our objective is to not only provide graduates of UBC’s Faculty of Medicine with increased access to employment opportunities, but to give them the financial and management tools they need to succeed during the transition from residency to clinical practice.