Events

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.

Location:
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 19, 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, and Chris Le
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

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.
Check back for details late 2017.