– Events

Transition Tuesdays (September 2019 - July 2020)

The Transition into Practice Program continues on its fifth year offering the ‘Transition Tuesdays’ seminar series. These monthly one-hour workshops, held Tuesdays of every month, will cover a wide range of topics on financial planning, investing, job search, mentoring to billing and auditing. Residents in all levels are welcome to attend.

Seminars are available in-person, virtually via NextGen VC and in recorded version via Canvas (UBC’s educational platform).  In-person attendance is highly encouraged.

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

Rm. 11116, 11th Floor, Diamond Healthcare Centre, 2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver.

October 1, 2019: Licensing, billing & credentialing in BC: Checklist you need
Speaker: Dr. Noa Mallek
Organization: UBC

October 22, 2019: Insurance Planning for Residents
Speaker: Renee Brickner
Organization: Doctors of BC

November 5, 2019:  Incorporate or not…that is the question
Speaker: Stephanie Laliberte-Baril
Organization: MDFM

November 19, 2019: Driver Medical Fitness: know what you need to know
Speaker: Catherine Douglas, RN, Sr. Nurse Case Manager
Organization: RoadSafetyBC
Location: Room RJH CA 125, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, BC

December 3, 2019: Conflict Management:  What can MDs learn from HR?
Speaker: Dr. Noa Mallek
Organization: UBC

January 7, 2020: Tax Planning
Speaker: Don Nicholson
Organization: MDFM

January 21, 2020: Contract negotiations
Speaker: Jessica Ryan
Organization: Doctors of BC

February 4, 2020:  Practical Office Management Tips of Personality Disorder
Speaker:  Hiram Mok, Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry
Organization:  UBC

February 18, 2020: So many jobs, so many choices:  Help for Family Medicine Residents
Speakers: Stay tuned
Organization: UBC

February 25, 2020: Are there any jobs out there?  Help for Specialty Residents
Speaker: Dr. Nicole Todd
Organization: UBC

March 10, 2020: Investing 101, show me the money!
Speaker: Stephanie Laliberte-Baril
Organization: MDFM

March 31, 2020: Transition to Rural Practice
Speaker: Various
Organization: UBC

April 7, 2020: What’s in it for you?  Benefits of joining Doctors of BC
Speaker: Julie Kwan, Business Development Manager
Organization: Doctors of BC

April 21, 2020: How to get ahead quick: Tips for using Pathways
Speaker: Dr. Tracy Monk
Organization: UBC

June 2, 2020: How to estimate clinic start-up costs: Clinic Financial Forecast Model
Speaker: Omid Toub
Organization: Vancouver Division of Family Practice

July 7, 2020: Financial Literary-IMGs
Speaker: Alphil Guilaran
Organization: Financial Literacy Counsel

Practice Management Workshop (March 26, 2020)

Learn the non-clinical, practical information to start your career off successfully from Dr. Kevin Lee, Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Sean Virani, Cardiologist, and expert guest speakers from Doctors of BC, and others. Topics include evaluating practice options, financial planning, taxation and negotiating contracts. This day-long session, sponsored by Joule, a CMA company, provides you with information you need to transition smoothly into practice.
Date:  March 26, 2020
Time:  8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Hardwick Hall, MSAC, 2750 Heather Street
Please register here.

SGP Billing and Education Workshop (April 2020)

Details to be announced in LATE 2019
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.

Practice Survival Skills Conference (June 2020)

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.
Date:  Stay tuned!
Time:  0730-1730
Location:  TBD
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