The British Columbia Rural Scholars Program


The Department of Family Practice at UBC invites applications for the position of Rural Scholar. There are up to 3 positions available and it is anticipated that these will be distributed over the rural areas of BC.

Appointment details

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. As well as 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 Co-ordination Centre of British Columbia. The scholarship is annual and can be renewed by mutual agreement for up to three years. The program will provide some travel and scholarship training support. Start dates are negotiable.