Running it's third year, the Transition into Practice Program will be offering the 'Transition Tuesdays' seminar series. These monthly one-hour workshops, held the first Tuesday of every month, will cover a wide range of topics on everything from financial planning and investing to billing. Residents in all levels are welcome to attend.

See below for a list of topics for the year. Please note that registration is required.  To register, click on your topic of choice.

11th Floor, Postgraduate Medical Education Dean's Office Conference Room, Diamond Healthcare Centre, 2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver.

September 5, 2017: Financial Planning
Speaker: Lawrence Jarikre
Organization: MDFM

October 3, 2017: Licensing, billing & credentialing in BC: Checklist you need
Speaker: Noa Mallek, Clinical Associate Professor
Organization: UBC

November 7, 2017: Insurance Planning for Residents
Speaker: Julie Kwan
Organization: Doctors of BC

December 5, 2017: My first year of practice: What I wish I knew before I started?
Speaker: Kevin Lee, MD
Organization: UBC

January 9, 2018: Investing 101
Speaker: Gareth Canning
Organization: MDFM

February 6, 2018: Contract Negotiations
Speaker: Ben Brzezynski
Organization: Doctors of BC

February 21, 2018: Jobs - Specialty Residents
Speaker: Dr. Nicole Todd
Organization: UBC

February 28, 2018: Jobs - Family Practice
Panel Speakers: Drs. Aaron Childs, Alicia Pawluk, Chris Le, and Tessa McDougall
Organization: UBC, GPSC Provincial Recruitment & Retention, Vancouver Division of Family Practice

March 6, 2018: Tax Planning
Speaker: Don Nicholson
Organization: MDFM

April 3, 2018: Incorporation
Speaker: Gareth Canning
Organization: MDFM

June 5, 2018: BC Resources - where to find them & what are they?
Speaker: Sandra Lee, Clinical Assistant Professor
Organization: UBC

On behalf of the Vancouver Division of Family Practice, we would like to invite Family Practice residents to our 2nd Annual Career Fair and Networking Event. This event is specially designed with residents and new-to-practice physicians in mind, but is open to all VDoFP members interested in career planning support. This will be a hybrid educational and networking event aimed at educating physicians on the various career options they can choose to pursue when they start practicing.
Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Hyatt Regency Vancouver (655 Burrard Street, Vancover, BC V6C 2R7)
Cost: Free! Light appetizers and refreshments will be provided.
Registration link:

The evening will feature 5 short impactful presentations on special focuses available to GPs, as well as a panel discussion focused on in community clinical family practice. Following the presentations, the evening will open up into a networking event with a chance for speakers to mingle with attendees and exhibitors. Agenda and exhibitor information to be distributed prior to event. Space is limited, so please register promptly.

This day-long event, sponsored by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), covers a wide range of topics, including seminars on starting your medical practice, negotiating, and financial wellness.

Register here
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time:  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Hardwick Hall, MSAC, 2750 Heather Street

Details to be announced in early 2018

Topics include:
• Basic office billing for new in practice physicians
• GPSC Billing
• Uninsured Billing
• Obstetrics Billing

*Please note that every specialty in Doctors of BC is represented by a section. The Society of General Practitioners is the Section of Family Practice. SGP membership is free for residents who are members of Doctors of BC. Visit the SGP website for a Simplified Guide to Fees. A video overview of this guide is available here.

The Practice Survival Skills Conference is put on by the UBC Continuing Professional Development (CPD) unit and covers a broad range of topics essential to starting your medical practice.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Time:  0730-1730
Location:  UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, BC
Course content
Register here.
Topics covered:
o What Family Physicians and Specialists Need to Know About the RACE Line
o Practice Pitfalls: Privacy and Electronic Communication with Patients
o Dollars and Sense: Preparing for an MSP Audit
o Specialist Billing
o Rural Locums – How They Work and Why You Need to Do One
o Licensing, Billing, and Credentialing in BC – Essentials for Residents