NEW: CaRMS & Electives Information Slideshows
Since we were not able to see you at Rural & Remote 2020, we put together some slideshows for the presentations we planned on delivering! We know things will be pretty different for folks applying for electives and CaRMS this year, but we hope these slideshows can inspire some students about the future and motivate others to brainstorm while they have time. These are not meant to stress you out, just mix things up during a tumultuous time. Enjoy, and please let us know if you have questions or feedback.
CaRMS Primer: Tips for preparing for CaRMS as a rural applicantRural Elective Across Canada: A sampling of electives, including one from each province!
Jasmine is a lover of community, sustainability, and everything nature. Nowadays, you’d find her cycling to the Credit Valley hospital (Mississauga), cooking vegan treats, and advertising rural medicine to everyone at UofT!
Mary grew up in Bancroft, ON and is passionate about nutrition, exercise and rural medicine. Her goal is to increase student awareness and interest in rural medicine. Mary absolutely loves being outside snowboarding, biking, camping, fishing and training for her next marathon.
Tristan, a fourth year medical student from University of Toronto, for
winning our 2019 fall photo contest!
This beautiful picture was taken during an elective in Smithers, BC.
Keeping up with the SRPC Student Committee
•Members can request to join the RuralMed Listserv for general SRPC communications, and or the Rural Med Student Listserv to keep in touch with us via email.
•Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for quick updates, contests, and more!
•Join your school's Rural Medicine Interest Group for SRPC information specific to your medical school
As a subset of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada, we are a committee of medical students from across Canada collectively committed to supporting student interest in rural and remote medicine. Our aim is to increase the visibility of and engagement in student-relevant rural and remote medicine initiatives nation-wide.
Our committee includes student representatives from medical schools across Canada. Committee members contribute to subcommittees working on specific initiatives, as student representatives on SRPC Physician Committees and as liaisons between their medical school communities and the SRPC.
Our growing committee includes liaisons from the schools listed below.
Check below to see which of your classmates represents your school.
Don’t see your school on the list? It is our goal to have representation from each of the 17 schools across the country, but we still need to fill some of those spots! Contact us at email@example.com if you know someone who could fill one of these vacancies.
Our committee doesn’t stop there! We have members working on numerous projects. For more information, contact your school liaison above, join the student Listserv and get connected with us via social media!
Have an event you’d like added to the calendar? Send us an email request
We have been expanding our SRPC Student Committee team recently and are working to form connections with all Canadian medical schools.
Below are some of the exciting projects that we are currently working on.
Rural Residency Catalogue
No matter what point you are at in medical school, it is never too early to start thinking about residency! With the number of rural options available throughout Canada, it can become overwhelming trying to learn about them all.
The Rural Residency Catalogue sub-committee of the SRPC student section has developed a catalogue of the sites for rural family medicine residency programs across Canada. The catalogue includes some demographic information for each city/town that hosts a rural residency program, and while this has been developed with input from the residency programs it is not designed in any way to replace the information that is available in CaRMS. If there is a contradiction between information presented in the catalogue and that presented elsewhere by a program then the information from CaRMS or directly from the school should be taken as correct.
Rural Electives Catalogue
Picture this as your one-stop shop for planning rural electives as a medical student. This is meant to complement the AFMC student portal, focusing on rural and remote elective opportunities that may not be associated with a school. Here you will find information about the various locations across Canada that accept learners, what specialties are available in each location, how to apply to them, and practical details about the areas.
Rural Medicine Interest Group Toolkit
Many medical schools across Canada have a rural medicine interest group (RMIG). We created a RMIG toolkit to help medical schools create and expand rural medicine interest groups. If you would like more information about the RMIG toolkit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student-focused events at the Rural & Remote Conference
Each year, the Rural and Remote course, organized by SRPC, offers a wonderful opportunity for medical students to learn about rural medicine. Unfortunately, this year's Rural and Remote course has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to see you at the 20th annual Rural and Remote medicine course in Niagara Falls, ON, from April 22-24, 2021.
Update: Since we were not able to see you at Rural & Remote 2020, we put together some slideshows for the presentations we planned on delivering! We know things will be pretty different for folks applying for electives and CaRMS this year, but we hope these slideshows can inspire some students about the future and motivate others to brainstorm while they have time. These are not meant to stress you out, just mix things up during a tumultuous time. Enjoy, and please let us know if you have questions or feedback.
CaRMS Primer: Tips for preparing for CaRMS as a rural applicant
Rural Elective Across Canada: A sampling of electives, including one from each province!
Social Isolation handout, designed for the general public
Click on Image to print the PDF
Rural Electives Photo Contest
What better way to see more of our beautiful country than through rural electives? It’s no secret that this is one of the many benefits of travelling to learn in Canada’s rural and remote areas, so we want to hear about it! Share a cool picture you took during a rural elective this semester for your chance to win a $25 gift card of your choice! The photo could be of the hospital or clinic that you worked at, some scenery you saw, an activity you participated in during your spare time there, or anything you can think of!
Just remember to always maintain patient confidentiality and receive consent from anyone featured in your photographs.
Medical Student Essay Contest
Thank you to the medical students and residents who submitted essays for the 2019 essay contest!
Each year, the SRPC Nomination and Awards Committee hosts a rural essay contest for medical students. Students are instructed to submit a non-fiction essay with a rural elective theme. The winners’ essays will be considered for publication in the Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine. The winner will also win the equivalent of $500 credited towards the cost of attending the annual Rural & Remote Conference. Eligible costs may include registration, travel to and from the conference, as well as accommodations and social events.
Length: 500 - 1000 words
Deadline for submission: December 31st each year.
Submit your essay to: email@example.com
Entrant must be a member of the SRPC.
Find more information on this contest here.
Rural Research Poster Presentation
Each year, a rural research poster session is hosted at the SRPC’s Rural & Remote Conference. Poster proposals must include a clear research purpose, objectives, methodology, summary of the research results, and conclusion. Posters will be judged on rural relevance, research methodology, impact, clarity of presentation and ability to answer questions regarding your research. The winner of best student research poster will win the equivalent of $500 credited towards attending the conference.
Size: Posters are restricted to a width of 4 feet and a height of 3 feet.
Deadline for submission: Yearly on January 7th. Stay tuned for the contest open date each year.
Submit your proposal as a Microsoft Word or PDF document to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Entrant must be a member of the SRPC
Find more information on this contest here
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