Physician Leadership and Quality Improvement Training


To support General Practitioners in the development of their leadership and quality improvement skills. 

Who's involved

The Shared Care Committee (SCC) supports General Practitioners with their leadership and quality improvement skills development. Each year, in partnership with the Specialist Services Committee (SSC), Shared Care contributes funding towards leadership training scholarships to cover tuition and travel costs for interested physicians.

Available Funding

Maximum funding of up to $10,000 per physician is available each fiscal year (April 1 - March 31) to cover actual tuition fees and travel costs. Submission of receipts will be required for reimbursement.

Funding Criteria

  • Shared Care scholarship funding is available for physicians as certificants or fellows of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada who are actively practicing in BC.
  • Funding is provided for participation in programs offered by recognized academic institutions, professional bodies and/or quality improvement organizations, with preference given to programs reflecting Canadian context where available.
  • As part of the scholarship funding, physicians will be expected to participate in a Shared Care scholarship program evaluation.
  • Endorsement is required from the Health Authority before the Shared Care sub-committee can approve it. 

Not funded

  • Clinically-focused events or conferences covered through CME
  • Time/compensation for attendance 

Accessing Support

  1. Interested physicians can download the application form here and submit to the Vice President of Medicine at their respective health authority for endorsement.
  2. Endorsed applications are submitted to the JCC Leadership admin team for approval by the SCC and SSC sub-committees.

Examples of funded courses and conferences

Physician Management Institute (PMI)

Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI)

BC Patient and Safety Quality Council's Clinician Quality Academy


VCH Physicians – click here

PHSA Physicians – click here

VIHA Physicians - click here

All other physicians - please contact: JCC Leadership Training:, 604-638-5843