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Rural relevant CME is hard to find (although we try to point out the good ones on the CME page). Finding time or a locum to enable you to attend is another matter (but see Locums). The SRPC has found a way to give you both at the same time... the CME Locum Project.

This national program has set up a system where a rural community will get a customized medical education series brought to it with associated locum coverage so that people can attend. The grant is in partnership with Dalhousie. The program has been successfully piloted in Digby NS at the end of June 2001 when Keith MacLellan a rural doc from Québec taught the hemodynamic monitoring and central lines workshops and a rural doc from Newfoundland gave a hands injury one from the rural critical care course. Both docs stayed and did a 10 day locum.

Dr MacLellan said "The CME/Locum program is a new way of approaching the educational and staffing challenges of rural health care." Many more workshops other than critical care are in development in areas such as women's health, palliative care, alternative medicine, portable ultrasound and so on. Some specialty locum and workshops (radiology and general surgery) will also be available. Teachers of Family Medicine will have an opportunity to learn the workshops so they can teach family medicine residents at the Faculties of Medicine. This is planned to be done through the CFPC Section of Teachers.

Registration for SRPC members is complimentary.

For further information contact our program administrator:
Lee Teperman
SRPC Administrative Officer
RR 5 Shawville, Québec J0X 2Y0
Phone: 1-877-276-1949
Fax: (819) 647-2485
E-mail: at

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