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 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 1,900 members representing rural physicians spanning the country.
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)
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!