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 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.