Rural Scholars Program



The Department of Family Practice at UBC invites applications for the position of Rural Scholar. There are up
to 2 positions available and it is anticipated that these will be distributed over the rural areas of British
Columbia. Position description can be found here.

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.

Rural Scholars will report to the Director, Rural Scholars Program. Successful candidates will hold a Clinical
Faculty Appointment or be eligible to be appointed as Clinical Faculty, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. All Health
Professionals are eligible to apply. It is anticipated that Rural Scholars will be clinically active in a rural area.
For more information about the Rural Scholars Program please contact To formally apply
to the Rural Scholars Program, please send a letter expressing your interest accompanied by a brief
curriculum vitae:


Ilona Hale
Clinical Assistant Professor,
Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia