The SRPC mentorship program is a pilot program that aims to connect medical students to rural physicians and residents from across the country to allow career exploration, guidance, and increased understanding of the scope of rural practice.
Your Role As a Mentor
As a mentor with SRPC, medical students will connect with you through SRPC office staff. Once you are connected, there will be flexibility in how you set up your mentor-mentee relationships, which can be tailored on an individual basis. This may include answering a few quick questions, setting up a longitudinal mentorship plan, or organizing shadowing experiences (public health guidelines permitting).
Expectations in your role as a mentor may include:
MenteeAre you an SRPC Student, Resident or New to Practice Physician Member?
If you are looking for a Rural Mentor. Please ensure your SRPC membership is up to date. Send your email request to Louise for a list of mentors and instructions. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mentees Must be SRPC members to participate in this program. (Join here)
*All Participants Must be SRPC members to participate in this program.
Special thanks to Avery Palmer, Erik Loewen Friesen, Anika Spasov, Carly Eisbrenner, and the SRPC Student Committee for their work on this project.
IMG Support and Networking
*NEW - Call for Rural Physicians to Support IMGs
Supporting International Medical Graduates (IMGs) is a crucial part of addressing the HCP shortage in rural and remote areas across Canada. To help IMGs navigate the barriers of getting established as an HCP in Canada, SRPC is leading an online community for IMGs hosted by The Rounds, a secure network for healthcare professionals.
If you are willing to lend your expertise to the IMG community, please register here: https://app.therounds.com/IMG
*NEW - IMG Community in The Rounds
In collaboration with The Rounds, a secure network for healthcare professionals, the SRPC is leading an online community to support International Medical Graduates in their transition to practicing in rural or remote parts of Canada.The IMG community in The Rounds is now open to both those who are seeking support in their transition as well as IMGs who are established in a rural area and willing to answer newcomers' questions. For more information or to register for free, click here: https://app.therounds.com/IMG