The SRPC would like to express our support for all of those responding to COVID-19 who are committed to providing safe and quality care to patients across Canada.
We encourage all members to join the RuralMed and or Rural Anesthesia Listservs. A lot of good, detailed COVID-19 information has come from these and has proven to be a great resource.
A working group with representatives from all the provinces and territories that have isolated fly-in communities has been formed to share concerns and offer advice.
you posted on further initiatives.
Together we can work towards keeping everyone connected, safe, and up to date.
Rural & Remote 2021
Plan to Join us for the 29th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course in Niagara Falls, Ontario
April 22nd - 24th, 2021
Draft schedule and registration will be available in the fall.
New Rural Certificates of Added Competence (CAC) for FP’s with Surgical SkillsThe CFPC has invited the online application for CAC's in Enhanced Surgical Skills and Obstetrical Surgical Skills, through the leader route. The window for application will stay open until June 2020. Together with the elevation of the training programs to Category 1 (like EM, FPA) with national training standards, this is an important step forward for Canada’s rural hospitals, and the sustainability of our maternity, surgery, trauma, critical care, and emergency medicine services.
The SRPC has done much of the research, advocacy, and developmental work for these new Category 1 and CAC’s in Enhanced Surgical Skills and Obstetrical Surgical Skills. For more background, please visit our ESS website Training Page or browse our ESS/OSS Library Page.
To its great credit, and with our very large appreciation, the CFPC has invested heavily from their leadership and their resources to build these new CAC’s.
Information and guidance related to the CAC application process, as well access to the application itself, can be found on the CAC web page.
Rural Road Map
The Advancing Rural Family Medicine: Canadian Collaborative Taskforce (Taskforce) is a joint initiative of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC). The goal of this joint initiative is to enhance equitable access to health care and improve patient outcomes in rural and remote communities in Canada.
Rural Spark Podcast
In this episode shares an exceptional model for rural healthcare in a small town in northern Ontario that you may be familiar with; it's sometimes referred to as the Marathon Miracle. The town has had a surplus of doctors for more than 20 years, with physicians coming in and moving on in time, while as you know most rural towns in Canada are struggling with shortages.
Marathon doctors choose quality of life over higher pay and stay longer. They are even able to help cover shortages in nearby towns.
Dr. Sarah Newbery tells the Marathon story
RuralMed listservTo subscribe to RuralMed, MedRurale or Student RuralMed you must be a member.
Rural Road Map Implementation Committee (RRMIC)
Aug 21, 2019
The Rural Road Map Implementation Committee (RRMIC) has made significant progress raising awareness across Canada
The Voice of Canadian Rural Physicians
The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) is the national voice of Canadian rural physicians. Founded in 1992, the SRPC’s mission is to provide leadership for rural physicians and to promote sustainable conditions and equitable health care for rural communities.
Refer an MD Colleague
Refer an MD colleague to become a member and the referring doctor gets their name in a draw for a 1 year membership. Number of referrals is equal to the number of times you will be entered in draw.
Annual Student & Resident Poster presentations
We are organizing a rural research poster session at the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada’s Rural and Remote Medicine Course.
Our Peer-Reviewed Journal: The CJRM
The CJRM is a peer-reviewed quarterly publication that provides practical clinical information to rural practitioners. It promotes research into rural health issues and provides a forum to influence rural health policy.
BC Point of Care Ultrasound
Your go-to resource for point-of-care ultrasound rapid summaries and videos.
BC PoCUS and SRPC are excited to pair up to share a BC-grown initiative with the rest of Rural Canada!