Rural Scholar

The Department of Family Practice within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a part-time (0.2 FTE) position of Rural Scholar. In partnership with the Rural Coordination Centre of British Columbia, we are accepting applications for established clinicians in British Columbia to develop experience and skills in Rural Scholarship through the Rural Scholars Program. There are up to 2 positions available and it is anticipated that these will be distributed over the rural areas of British Columbia.

The Rural Scholars Program has been created to provide an opportunity for rural clinicians to develop skills in scholarship and leadership. The program takes a broad approach to scholarship and can encompass any category of scholarship: discovery, integration, application/engagement and education. In addition to developing a scholarly project of relevance to Rural Health, the Rural Scholar will be expected to provide local leadership, mentoring and role modeling to encourage health care students to consider rural careers. The program will provide support for one day per week to engage in scholarly work relevant to rural health in British Columbia. The Rural Scholars Program is funded through the distributed support funds of the Rural Doctors’ UBC Chair in Rural Health provided by the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues in partnership with the Department of Family Practice at UBC and the Rural Coordination Centre of British Columbia. The program will provide some travel and scholarship training support.

A letter of application expressing your interest accompanied by a brief curriculum vitae should be directed to:

Ilona Hale
Director, Rural Scholars Program
Clinical Assistant Professor
UBC Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine

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