Rural Locums Initiative
Locum work is inherently transient with a high rate of turnover. A robust locum program, well supported by central organization, supports recruitment, retention, and resilience in rural British Columbia (BC). The Rural Locum initiative
centralizes and shares information and resources among locums. It also enhances supports to ensure more physicians are comfortably incorporated into the locum pool.
Making a Difference
There was strong interest in the Resident Locum Matching Program.
The three residents who were successfully matched in this reporting period have paved the way for more interest. In addition, a new brochure was created and distributed to residents at a Northern Medical Program retreat.
Dr. Ezekial Steve, Health Lead of the Rural Locums Initiative, says: “There will be more successful matches in the coming months to continue the program.”