Rural family doctors understand the realities of providing health care in small, and often isolated, communities. As a member of the Northern Interior Rural Division of Family Practice, you will have the opportunity to help set and act on Division priorities, as well as benefit from the many ways we support rural doctors in optimizing their practices.
The benefits to being a member of the Rural and Remote Division include:
- Shared effort in enhancing rural primary care
- Partnerships to improve local and regional health services
- Improved processes for accessing health authority and specialist services
- Networking with rural physicians/other providers
- Support for recruitment, retention, and locums
- Access to a free UpToDate subscription
Becoming a Member
To become a member of the Northern Interior Rural Division of Family Practice, you must:
- Be a general practitioner who is licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia,
- Be enrolled in a family practice residency program in BC, and
- Complete and submit an online application or contact the Administrative Assistant
Membership is free. To join, please complete the online application form. Applications must be approved by the board of directors.
The Northern Interior Rural Division of Family Practice is a joint initiative of the Government of BC and Doctors of BC. While the division receives funding from these partners, we are an independent non-profit society—as appropriate, we work as equal partners with the Ministry of Health and health authorities around the province.
Our Division undertakes initiatives solely based on the priorities of our members. We receive additional funding for each new member, enhancing our ability to broaden the scope or depth of our work.