COVID-19 patient resource page

These resource pages have been created by the SRPC Student Committee.
If you have any questions, concerns or additional resources that you would like us to add, please send e-mail to

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.

We will keep you posted on further initiatives. 

Together we can work towards keeping everyone
connected, safe, and up to date.

become a member

The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) is the national voice of Canadian rural physicians. Members enjoy a wide range of benefits and join in the movement to strengthen education and advocacy for the practicing rural physician in Canada.


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Student and Resident Fund

International Projects

Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine

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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 Skills

The 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.
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

Rural Spark Podcast

RuralMed listserv

To subscribe to RuralMed, MedRurale or Student RuralMed you must be a member.


Rural Road Map Implementation Committee (RRMIC)

Aug 21, 2019
Progress Made in the Rural Road Map Implementation

Emerging Rural Health Care—The Time to Act is Now.

The Rural Road Map Implementation Committee (RRMIC) has made significant progress raising awareness across Canada
about the need for improved access to rural health care close to home, as highlighted in the attached update. Emerging
collaborative efforts have been made with the RRMIC and allied organizations.
Read the full update below.
August 2019 RRMIC UPDATE


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.
Draw will occur May 1st
(not a resident,  student, spouse, or associate)


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.
Poster presentations will be held in April 2020 Ottawa Ontario


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!


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