Stephanie Young is a family physician providing full scope remote medicine services based out of La Ronge, which is in Northern Saskatchewan. She recently took on a leadership role with the Saskatchewan Health Authority Executive Leadership Team. Stephanie has been a member of the SRPC’s National Council since she was the Resident Representative in 2013.
Nadin Gilroy practices the full spectrum of general practice in Kinosao Sipi (Norway House), Manitoba. She is also the obstetrical lead and working on repatriation of low risk birthing to the community of 8000. In addition to her rural/remote medical work, she has additional training in Palliative Medicine and Women's Health and works with both the Paediatric and Adult Palliative Care Team
Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP)
Established in 1991 as the Rural Physician Action Plan, a renewed Rural Health Professions Action Plan, or RhPAP, is a small non-governmental organization, funded by the Alberta Ministry of Health. RhPAP is overseen by a mix of rural and urban directors, with representation from Alberta Health Services, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, Alberta Medical Association, College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta, Health Quality Council of Alberta, and the Rural Municipalities of Alberta. Our goal is to help rural Alberta have and sustain the right number of rural health practitioners in the right places, offering the right services, through community and professional development programs, services, and evidence informed advocacy.
If you’re a rural physician practising in rural Alberta right now, and are looking toward support for professional development, RhPAP may be able to cover a variety of costs and related expenses. You can find out more about the different programs we offer here. If you have any specific questions please contact our program coordinator: Collette Featherstone
For more information visit our website: www.rhpap.ca
Find RhPAP on Social Media: @AlbertaRhPAP
Saskatchewan has extensive opportunities to both learn and practice in rural and remote communities. From prairie fields, to Canadian Shield, to our northern sand dunes, there is something for everyone to live, work, and play in Saskatchewan.
Healthcare in Saskatchewan is currently undergoing an amalgamation of the twelve previous Health Regions down to one single Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA). The reasoning for undergoing such a monumental task is to focus on better coordination of health services across the province. The ultimate goal of this transition is to ensure that every patient receives high quality, timely access to healthcare, regardless of where they live in the province.
Another exciting change that has come with the transition to the SHA is the engagement of physicians to be a part of the Executive Leadership Team in dyads. These dyad partnerships exist between Physicians Executives and Vice Presidents, and they share decision making and accountability for their geography or portfolio. This is a unique and exciting change from the previous system that was in place, that will improve healthcare in the province.
The University of Saskatchewan has numerous rural and remote educational opportunities for both medical students and residents. This includes five different Rural Residency programs. The U of S family medicine residency also has multiple third year enhanced skills programs, including Emergency Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Anaesthesia, and Sports Medicine. See this link for more information
Please check out these websites for practice opportunities in Saskatchewan: