Nanaimo Division of Family Practice

Resident Resources

We are lucky to have the UBC Family Medicine Resident Program here in Nanaimo as it provides such valuable resources in our community. Residency is a busy and stressful time and we would like to assist in making every Resident's experience as smooth and as productive as possible by helping with integration into the local medical community. We host events such as General and Complex Care Billing Sessions, and social events including our Annual Summer BBQ! 

The Nanaimo Division, in partnership with Nanaimo's Practice Support Program and other community organizations offer the following support for Family Medicine Residents: 

Locum & Clinic Placement Support:

  • Monthly updated Locum Needs List (please note: the Locum Needs List is currently suspended due to COVID-19)
  • Introductions to colleagues and mentoring through the Colleague Connections Program
  • Implementation of site visits
  • Interaction with other divisions
  • Facilitation of placement & locums with local clinics


Working together with local Physicians, health authorities, and other stakeholders, we aim to improve your Residency with positive relationships, experiences and memories to share with your medical community. 

A past group of lovely R2 Residents at the UBC Family Practice Site.

Past Events

  • Bowling Night
  • Resident Welcome Breakfast
  • R1 General Billing Session
  • R1 & R2 CDM Billing Session
  • R2 In-Patient & OBS Billing Session
  • Annual Summer BBQ
  • Resident Mentorship Dinner
  • Splash into the New Year

Click HERE to look at our photo gallery from past years.

Resident Referral Program

In an effort to increase our exposure and natural reach into the family medicine community, we encourage residents to let us know of any referrals they have made to our community. In exchange we offer gift cards to various fun activities in Nanaimo including movies, restaurants, local beer, outdoor adventures, and more! 

We want to thank everyone who has participated in this program so far as it has had an immeasurably positive impact on our recruitment efforts in Nanaimo. 

Working Group Opportunities

Get invitations to Working Groups (a great place to meet like-minded colleagues and make a difference in YOUR medical community).

Examples of Working Groups you can be involved with:

       - OBS Collaborative
       - Maternity Working Group
       - Recruitment & Retention
       - Resident Care Initiative
       - Substance Use

 Please contact us at for more information on current opportunities. 


Contact Information

For further information please contact please contact us by emailT: 250 591-1200 or F: 250 591-1205.