About The First Five Years in Practice Committee

Kirsten Desjardins-Lorimer
Ottawa, Ontario

Kirsten Desjardins-Lorimer is a first year in practice family physician from Ottawa, Ontario with a passion for rural medicine. She completed her undergraduate training at STFX in Nova Scotia and most recently her residency in British Columbia. She is now doing rural locums throughout Canada including Whitehorse, Yukon and Yellowknife, NWT. Outside of rural family practice, you can find Kirsten hiking, biking and camping!
Dr. Kirsten Desjardins-Lorimer is in the process of redeveloping the FFYP Committee. She will represent the whole spectrum of new to practice physicians working in different rural settings.

We hope to have two or three representatives from various provinces/territories to help voice the national landscape and promote our interests. Currently, the board has family practice representation from BC, MB and NL, but welcome applicants from any specialty anywhere in Canada! Please submit a personal letter and CV to ffyp@srpc.ca.

Dr. Desjardins-Lorimer will be attending the SRPC Spring and Fall Council meetings and would appreciate hearing about concerns rural physicians in their first five years in practice have so that she can report and present them to the board. Please feel free to send your email to ffyp@srpc.ca

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