The Transition into Practice Program continues on its fourth year 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.

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.

September 4, 2018: Insurance Planning
Speaker: Renee Brickner
Organization: Doctors of BC

October 2, 2018: Licensing, billing & credentialing in BC: Checklist you need
Speaker: Dr. Noa Mallek
Organization: UBC

November 6, 2018:  Answered:  Your most burning questions about Locum Contracts
Speaker: Dr. Pavel Glaze
Organization: UBC

December 4, 2018: Incorporate or not...that is the question
Speaker: Gareth Canning
Organization: MDFM

January 8, 2019: Tax Planning
Speaker: Don Nicholson
Organization: MDFM

February 20, 2019: So may jobs, so many choices:  Help for Family Medicine Residents
Speakers: Drs. Alicia Pawluk and Aaron Childs, and Ms. Martina Nova
Organization: UBC

February 28, 2019: Are there any jobs out there?  Help for Specialty Residents
Speaker: Dr. Nicole Todd
Organization: UBC

March 5, 2019: Investing 101, show me the money!
Speaker: Gareth Canning
Organization: MDFM

April 2, 2019: Fees, billing and audit
Speaker: Juanita Grant
Organization: Doctors of BC

June 4, 2019: EMRs and Health Technology
Speaker: Diana Trifonova
Organization: Doctors of BC

This day long event, sponsored by MD Financial Management and the Canadian Medical Protective Association will discuss your financial wellness, professional practice contract/agreement, incorporation as well as practical tips on reducing your medical risk and providing safe medical care.

Date:  March 14, 2019
Time:  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location:  Hardwick Hall, MSAC, 2750 Heather Street, Vancouver
Please register here.

This day-long event, sponsored by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and Doctors of BC, covers a wide range of topics, including seminars on starting your medical practice, negotiating, and insurance planning, EMRs and Health Technology.

Date:  April 18, 2019
Time:  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Hardwick Hall, MSAC, 2750 Heather Street
Please register here.

Details to be announced in early 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.

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 15, 2019
Time:  0730-1730
Location:  The Nest, 6133 University Blvd. UBC Point Grey Campus, 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