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The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada divides the country into 5 regions. The Atlantic Region includes the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.  If you wish to become involved please contact the regional committee.

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Declan Fox
On the Dubrovnik city walls at the WONCA rural conference in 2015

Tignish, Prince Edward Island

Christopher Patey
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador


Declan Fox has worked mostly in rural practice since 1990 and did locums in PEI from 2000 to 2014. In March 2014 he and two nurse colleagues took over a moribund practice in Tignish, PEI, partly to provide a service and partly to work out better ways of providing prompt access to good quality for a lot of orphan patients. They have succeeded in their goals and along the way developed a distributed collaboration model suitable for rural areas.

Christopher Patey BSc (Hon) MD CCFP FCFP FRRMS
Over the past fifteen years Dr. Christopher Patey has practiced as a rural emergency and family physician. As site clinical chief of Carbonear Emergency, he is always eager to implement positive change initiatives with a primary goal to improve rural emergency care. Furthermore, as an Assistant Professor with Memorial University Medical School in St. John’s Newfoundland, hoping to expand rural research with a focus of improving community health.


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Newfoundland and Labrador

Educational initiatives include the MedQuest program that exposes high school students to the medical school and Lab Quest to Labrador students to health care careers. Memorial University provides preferential scoring for students who did schooling in rural communities. 

Medical Resident Bursary Program

The Medical Resident Bursary Program provides bursaries to medical residents who agree to provide service in a specific community in Newfoundland and Labrador upon obtaining full-licensure. The medical resident bursary is thirty-six (36) months. The following table shows the medical resident bursary amounts by community level. Community levels increase from Level 0 (Labrador) to Level 3 (major towns and cities) based on level of rural location and remoteness.

Recipient

Amount

Community Level

Specialist Resident

(either of last 2 years)

$90,000

0

$70,000

1

$60,000

2

$50,000

3

Family Medicine Resident

(either of last 2 years)

$90,000

0

$70,000

1

$60,000

2

$50,000

3

$25,000

3a

Provincial Physician Bursary Program


There is a 20% bonus on fee for service work in rural hospitals. Salaried physicians have a retention bonus since 2000 with varying amounts depending on GP or other specialties, duration of service and rurality. For GP's in 2006 it ranges from $2,500 for Category 3 rural after a year to $30,000 for Category 1 Rural after 3 years of service. Specialists in the same communities would get $4,000 to $36,000 respectively. 

Things have improved since an agreement in 2003 that nominally has the province at 95% of Atlantic parity in 2006. Contact the NLMA for evolving details:
 nlma@nlma.nl.ca

 


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