In 2011, the Division’s members identified regionalization of continuing
medical education (CME) as a top priority. Soon afterward, a program
was developed through the contribution of community reverted CME funds
from the medical staff in each KB community, which allowed the Division
to contract a part-time coordinator with oversight from a regional
Over the past four years, the program has
evolved to support the continuing professional development of
physicians, nurse practitioners, and other allied health care providers
in KB through a wide variety of CME sessions, including conferences,
intensives, videoconferences, webinars, and hospital rounds.
program exemplifies the kind of collaboration that is possible through
the Division framework, and continues to be jointly funded by community
reverted CME funds and Division infrastructure funding.
KB CPD Values
The CME program emphasizes the following values:
- Supporting KB GPs in delivering in-patient care.
A focus on initiatives that involve team-based learning and
relationship building across disciplines and sectors.
the regional medical community: Emphasizing collaboration among
communities/practitioners, and allowing for sharing of resources and
development of economies of scale to minimize costs and avoid
duplication of effort.
- Grassroots and responsive: Program responds to the learning needs of the community, and includes evaluation processes.
strategy: Strategy aims to improve CME/quality assurance work both
locally in the region and within the health authority, and to connect
with broader provincial process regarding rural CME.
- Sustainability: Develop infrastructure, processes, and quality to improve sustainability of regional CME programming.