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Elective Opportunities 

Family Medicine Electives

Below is a list of Family Medicine Rural Electives (within Interior BC) that are available to Family Practice Residents.  UBC Family Practice Residents should arrange electives following the process outlined on the UBC Electives Site.

If you are interested in arranging an elective at one of these locations please click the Contact Us link below which will put you in touch with the local Divisions of Family Practice. Follow the Rural Elective Checklist when setting up your rotation. If you are interested in arranging an elective in a rural community not listed below, please contact

We look forward to welcoming you!


Family Practice can be combined with Addictions or Hospitalist Medicine.

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Family Practice can be combined with Emergency Medicine.


Family Practice can be combined with Long-Term Care, Emergency Medicine, Aboriginal Health or Maternity Care.


Family Practice can be combined with Emergency Medicine.


Family Practice can be  combined with Emergency Medicine.


Family Practice can be  combined with Emergency Medicine.


Family Practice can be combined with Emergency Medicine.


Family Practice combined with Emergency Medicine.

Emergency Medicine

Interested in an Emergency Medicine Elective? Click the Contact Us link below and we will assist you with setting up the rotation. 


South Okanagan General Hospital (Oliver)

Your experience in this rural emergency department will challenge you to learn to provide emergency care to patients living in a rural community. SOGH ED staff consists of a mixed bag of FRCPC, CCFP-EM, and local family physicians. Our rural emergency department sees on average 35-50 patients per 24 hours. Residents are typically scheduled for day shifts from 8am - 4pm or overnight shifts from 10pm - 6am. There is a LLTO (life, limb, threatened organ) protocol in place from 10pm-6am where you only see CTAS 1s or 2s. 

Our ED has two RNs on shift in addition to a dedicated triage nurse from 9am - 7pm. We have lab and x-ray available on site, with access after hours if needed. Our hospital is well supported by our nearest referral centre, Penticton Regional Hospital for imaging and specialty services.   

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South Similkameen Health Centre (Keremeos)

The South Similkameen Health Centre offers a wide variety of experiences for the rural resident. It is an interdisciplinary centre including emergency services, doctor's office, lab, x-ray, physio, public health, mental health, drug & alcohol counselling, social work services and long-term/home care services as well as a Diabetic Nurse Specialist & Dietician.  It is a five physician run clinic and during your rotation you will work in the following capacity, including but not limited to: Urgent Care, Emergency Care Physician (no nurse after hours) as well as partake in the on-site doctor's office care patients during regular business hours (8:30am - 5pm) and long-term care services.

Project Information

Out of Province Residents (OOP) | Project Background  

This project supports the following IPRR strategies:

  • enhance recruitment of Canadian and International Medical Graduates 

  • enhance engagement of Medical Students and Family Medicine Residents.  

The anticipated outcomes:

  • OOP residents find support to learn in Interior BC

  • Each Division of Family Practice is able to set up a support system for OOP residents.

  • Divisions with OOP residents supports are networked together.

  • Interior BC is positioned as welcoming and easy to navigate for OOP residents.

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