What's New

Visit this section to learn about new information, resources, and updates to support you in your journey to practicing family medicine in BC.  This includes changes to eligibility requirements (e.g. exams. language proficiency), updated resource guides (e.g. Canadian Medical Association’s New in Practice Guide), and success stories.

Personal checklists and interactive guide summaries


  • A BC-based, doctor founded start-up focused on recruitment and matching of locums with clinics.

Cultural Humility and Safety Resources

Island Regional Recruitment and Retention Strategy

  • Best Practice guide for regional collaboration model to inform other regions across BC

Island Regional R & R Webinar

  • Executive Directors from three divisions talk about their collaborative, approach and lessons learned.

Recuitment videos

  • Videos created by divisions to enhance their recruitment efforts. Includes Islanddocs, a collaboration between all divisions on Vancouver Island.
    • Burnaby Division of Family Practice
    • North Shore Division of Family Practice
    • Islanddocs

College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC) registration and licensing changes

  • English language proficiency requirements have become more open. Updated requirements can be found here.
  • The time between an interview and pre-commencement of practice has increased from two weeks to two months.
  • Face-to-face interviews are no longer required for most full licensure applicants.