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The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) is the national voice of Canadian rural physicians. Founded in 1992, the SRPC’s mission is championing rural generalist medical care through education, collaboration, advocacy and research.

On behalf of its members and the Canadian public, SRPC performs a wide variety of functions, such as developing and advocating health delivery mechanisms, supporting rural doctors and communities in crisis, promoting and delivering continuing rural medical education, encouraging and facilitating research into rural health issues, and fostering communication among rural physicians and other groups with an interest in rural health care.

The SRPC is a voluntary professional organization with over 2500 members representing rural physicians spanning the country.

Our Vision

Excellent health care close to home for all rural Canadians.

Our Mission

Championing rural generalist medical care through education, collaboration, advocacy and research.

SRPC defines rural as communities of 10 000 people or less.

Rural Medicine: Medical care provided where access to specialist care and specialized resources is limited or distant. (Rourke -CSA 2019)

Remote Medicine: Medical care provided where/when transfer/access to in-time specialist care and specialized resources is high-risk or impossible (Rourke-CSA 2019)