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. Noa Mallek, FRCPC
PGME Faculty Lead, Transition into Practice
Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, UBC Faculty of Medicine