The SRPC executive is involved in initiatives with other Canadian medical organizations to increase understanding and promote rural practice. We have worked with the College of Family Physicians of Canada on the Rural Roadmap1 and are continuing to implement its recommendations. For example, Action 6 of the Rural Roadmap is to… “Support the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in identifying and equipping specialists with generalist competencies required to support rural communities.”
The SRPC is also a member of the Canadian Medical Forum, a forum of 10 medical organizations who meet three times a year to discuss issues of common interest. At our last meeting, we discussed specialist services in rural Canada. We learned that rural rotations are being introduced into Royal College training programs across the county.
1. Available from: https://www.cfpc.ca/uploadedFiles/Directories/Committees_List/Rural%20Road%20Map%20Directions%20 ENG.pdf. [Last accessed on 2018 Sep 16].