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    • 01-Feb-2021
    • 31-Dec-2022

    Program Description

    The SRPC mentorship program is a pilot program that aims to connect medical students to rural physicians and residents from across the country to allow career exploration, guidance and increased understanding of the scope of rural practice.


    • Connecting students to rural physicians across Canada
    • Career exploration and guidance
    • Increase understanding of the scope of rural practice
    • Provide learning opportunities outside of the formal academic environment
    • Contribute to the current and growing need of rural physicians in Canada

    Your Role As a Mentor

    As a mentor with SRPC, medical students will connect with you through the SRPC office manager. Once you are connected, there will be flexibility in how you set up your mentor-mentee relationships, which can be tailored on an individual basis. This may include answering a few quick questions, setting up a longitudinal mentorship plan, or organizing shadowing experiences (public health guidelines permitting).

    Expectations in your role as a mentor may include:

    • Sharing experiences of rural practice with mentees for the purpose of career exploration and guidance
    • Being honest and open regarding the rewards/challenges to rural medicine
    • Forming a plan and setting expectations with your mentee regarding frequency of meetings and meeting platform to be used
    • Sharing appropriate resources
    • Recognizing that advice given, while extremely valuable, does not substitute for MD program-specific mentorship and supports

    * By registering as a mentor for this program, you consent to allowing the SRPC to share the information you have provided to mentees that register for the program.  As a mentor, you may contact the SRPC at any time and have your name removed.

    ** Mentors must be SRPC members to participate in this program.


    If you are looking for a Rural Mentor. Please ensure your SRPC membership is up to date. Send your email request to Louise for a list of mentors and instructions. (louisea@srpc.ca)

    Mentees Must be SRPC members to participate in this program. (Join here)

    • 08-Jul-2021
    • 08-Jul-2022
    • Free - Online self-directed All Year

    Free - Online self-directed Coures. No end or deadline

    Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Topics for the 12 lessons include the fur trade and other exchange relationships, land claims and environmental impacts, legal systems and rights, political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, and contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions.

    More details - Register Online

    Topics Covered

    • The fur trade and other exchange relationships

    • Land claims and environmental impacts

    • Legal systems and rights

    • Political conflicts and alliances

    • Indigenous political activism

    • Contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions.

    Course Format

    • Delivery: Online
    • Level: Beginner
    • Commitment: 12 weeks of study, 2—3 hours/week

    This course consists of twelve modules, each with a series of:

    • video lectures
    • a set of course notes and course glossary
    • and required and recommended readings.
    • 01-Aug-2021
    • 28-Feb-2022
    • Virtual - 60-minute weekly sessions

    Register Now for these FALL Sessions FOR FREE.

    CPD Epilepsy education sessions offered at no cost over the lunch hour.

    Project ECHO: Epilepsy Across the Lifespan is a virtual case-based learning program which endeavors to educate healthcare practitioners caring for patients with epilepsy to enhance their care. The program is funded by the Ministry of Health of Ontario and provides CME credits at no cost. Sessions are 60 minutes and offered weekly over the lunch hour for ease of participation. Sessions begin with a quick 10-minute didactic talk delivering relevant clinical pearls followed by an interactive discussion of a de-identified real patient case brought forward by community healthcare providers. Our interdisciplinary teams located at academic hospitals connect with community practitioners via Zoom to deliver these sessions. Have an epilepsy case for discussion? Want to learn more about epilepsy management? 

    Visit the ECHO website: https://oen.echoontario.ca/

    Register Now:

    Project ECHO: Epilepsy in Children and Youth 
    The same 15- session cycle is delivered on:

    • Thursdays from 12-1pm beginning Fall 2021 (hosted by McMaster Children's Hospital)
    • Tuesdays from 12-1pm beginning Fall 2021 (hosted by CHEO)
    • Mondays from 12-1pm beginning Winter 2022 (hosted by SickKids)
    • Thursdays from 12-1pm beginning Spring 2022 (hosted by Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario)

    Project ECHO: Epilepsy in Adults 
    The same 15- session cycle is delivered on:

    • Wednesdays from 12-1pm beginning Fall 20221 (hosted by University Health Network)
    • Fridays from 12-1pm beginning Winter 2022 (hosted by Kingston General & The Ottawa Hospital)
    • Wednesdays from 12-1pm beginning Spring 2022 (hosted by Hamilton and London Health Science Center)

    Project ECHO: Epilepsy and Genetics
    The same 5-session cycle is delivered on:

    • Fridays from 12-1pm beginning Oct 2021
    • Mondays from 12-1pm beginning Jan 2022

    Email Tristen if you have any questions.
    Tristen Moyaert (she/her), HBSc, MPH
    Program Manager Project ECHO: Epilepsy Across the Lifespan

    • 07-Sep-2021
    • 17-May-2022
    • Online, Every Tuesday - September 7th - May 17th, 2022

    Rural Virtual Conference (RVC) Series

    ONLINE September 7th, 2021 - May 17th, 2022.

    Tuesdays from 08:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. MST 

    Rural Virtual Conference (RVC) Series

    Series Info: This is a series of weekly ONLINE high quality one-hour continuing professional development sessions, presented by clinical experts. Each presentation focuses on evidence-based information that is directly applicable to rural and remote primary care and hospital environments.


    Rural registration link (If you practice (including locum) in Rural Alberta, registration is complimentary.) 


    Winter Term Fees - Calgary, Edmonton, or outside of Canada registration link (Physician $250.00, Other Health Professionals $150.00, Student $50.00) https://conted.ucalgary.ca/portal/events/reg/participantTypeSelection.do?method=load&entityId=65799237

    Any inquiries can go to ruralcme@ucalgary.ca

    Series Objectives

    Learners will be equipped to:

    1.     Develop and enhance assessment, investigation and treatment skills to care for patients presenting to the rural family medicine office or emergency department

    2.     Determine which patients can be optimally managed in the rural setting, create awareness of local resources for clinical management, and identify indicators for referral to specialists for those who require a referral

    3.     Build a community of practice through discussion and collective learning in rural and remote settings