Excellent health care close to home for all rural Canadians.
Championing rural generalist medical care through education,
collaboration, advocacy and research.
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.
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 3,000 members representing rural physicians in Canada's 5 regional divisions spanning the country.
Dr. Margaret Tromp MD CCFP FCFP FRRMS
Margaret Tromp is a family physician in Picton where she has a full spectrum practice. She is a member of the Prince Edward Family Health Team and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Queen’s University. Margaret spent her early career working in remote areas, including Ethiopia, Labrador, northern Ontario and Saskatchewan.
Margaret is married to rural physician, David Beach, and has two children. She enjoys cycling and cross country skiing.
Dr. Tom Smith Windsor BSC MD CCFP FCFP FRRMS
Prince Albert, SK
Has provided medical services to the First Nations Community of Montreal Lake since 1991. In 1999, he began serving as a civil aviation medical examiner with Transport Canada and a medical examiner with Immigration Canada. Dr Smith-Windsor has now retired after 26 years of practice at the Associate Medical Clinic in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, but continues to provide service once weekly at a nearby First Nation. He is also currently working as Associate Dean, Distributed Medical Education, U of S.
Dr Smith-Windsor is credited for leading the development of a successful rural family medicine resident training program in Prince Albert that also teaches enhanced surgical skills—a first in Canada. Dr Smith-Windsor has served on many national and provincial committees focused on rural medicine and rural medical education. Currently, he participates as a member of Advancing Rural Family Medicine: The Canadian Collaborative Taskforce, a CFPC and Society of Rural Physicians of Canada initiative.
Dr. Gabe Woollam
Happy Valley Goose Bay, NL
Dr. Stefan Grzybowski
Salt Spring Island, BC
Dr. Merrilee Brown
Port Perry, ON
Merrilee Brown is a Family Physician who has worked in Port Perry for over 20 years. She continues to deliver babies, do consult palliative care, do walk-in clinic and ER shifts, OR assist, as well as office & retirement home. She is a self described teaching mercenary who has appointments at UofT, Queens and NOSM. She is on the OCFP Rural Expert Panel for the Rural Mentorship Integration Network and the CAEP Rural Section. She is happily married with two teenagers and a goofy Golden Doodle. She plays a mean French Horn, sings in a chamber choir and loves to ski, hike and cook for large numbers of people.
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Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine
Enhanced Surgical Skills (ESS)
First Year in Practice
Maternal and Newborn Care
Nominations and Awards
Rural and Remote Planning Committee
Rural Critical Care (RCC)
Rural Road Map Implementation
Officers of the society are elected as per the bylaws at the annual meeting. Other volunteers from across the country help to make the work of the Society of Rural Physicians happen. These are your contact people. Please pass information, questions and problems through them for discussion at our monthly teleconference. The outcome will come back to you via the rural news, this website, the RuralMed mailing list, or directly via your representative. We can always use more manpower and ideas. If you have feel you have something to contribute, let us know!