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RuralMed Electronic Mailing List
Welcome to RURALMED, a forum for rural physicians, and about rural medicine. This mailing list was started in 1995 as an initiative of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada. It is an attempt to create a network of physicians in rural practice, as well as others in universities or elsewhere with an interest in rural medicine. Although RURALMED has a Canadian focus, international participants are also welcome. Its purpose is to support rural practitioners, whether they be rural GP/FPs or rural specialists, by providing a forum for discussion, debate, and the exchange of ideas and information.

RURALMED is the largest of any rural medical lists in Canada, it has about five hundred members. If you are only going to subscribe to one you should subscribe to it as the best from other lists often gets cross posted. Local political matters are often handled with more specifics on restricted regional rural lists such as those available from the BC and Alberta regional pages. There is a french language list MedRurale français. Pour ceux qui voudraient ou aimeraient exprimer leurs idées, leurs opinions en français, s'incrive au MedRurale français! Il s'agit d'en faire la demande dans un message électronique adressé à

To subscribe to the english language RURALMED, send a message to and include your name and the words "Subscribe RuralMed" as message subject. Be forewarned! The purpose of a list is to disseminate all messages sent to it. This means that all messages sent to the list are automatically distributed to all the subscribers to the list, via e-mail. For further info on managing your RuralMed subscription see these instructions.

RuralMed Archives
The Rural Road and its predecessor The Rural News were published to RuralMed. Archives are available on this website.

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