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Awards Program

   The SRPC feels it is important to provide recognition to persons or organizations that have made a significant contribution to rural medicine in Canada. All awards are presented at the Awards Ceremony which takes place at our Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course.

NEW 2019 Awards
RURAL HEART AWARD  •  Rural Specialist Merit Award

RSA RLSA • FRRMS  KEITHRURAL EDUCATIONRURAL LEADERSHIP • Lifetime • RSMA • RHA • Student / Resident LeadershipEssay

Nominees must be members of the SRPC
*with the exception of the Keith award and Rural Education Award
To verify membership status, please contact Jenna

RURAL SERVICE AWARD (RSA)

The Rural Service Award was introduced in 2002 to provide recognition for physicians who have done solid work in rural communities over the years. The Rural Service Award is presented to physicians who have been members of the SRPC for the last 5 consecutive years and have served rural Canada for 10 years or more.

To Apply : 
1. Be sure your membership profile is up to date (# of years rural).
2. You must be registered for the next R&R event.
3. If you meet the above criteria you will automatically be notified. 


Congratulations to the 2018 RSA recipients

Dr. Heather Abramenko - Almonte, ON

Dr. Julie Copeland - Mount Brydges, ON

Dr. Sarah Giles - Orleans, ON

Dr. David Goranson - Salt Spring Island, BC

Dr. Sara Goulet - Winnipeg, MB

Dr. Wendy Graham - Channel -Port Aux Basques, NL

Dr. Gabe Woollam - Happy Valley Goose Bay NL

VIEW LIST OF PAST RSA RECIPIENTS HERE

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 RURAL LONG SERVICE AWARD (RLSA)

First presented in 2012, the Rural Long Service Award is given to physicians who have been members of the SRPC for the last 5 consecutive years, have served rural Canada for 20 years or more, and have previously received the Rural Service Award.

To Apply: 
1. Be sure your membership profile is up to date. (# of years rural)
2. You must be registered for the next R&R event.
3. If you meet the above criteria you will automatically be notified. 


Congratulations to the 2018 RLSA RECIPIENTS

Dr. Kirstie Overhill - Mansons Landing, BC

Dr. Frances Berard - Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB

Dr. Paul Mackay - Kamloops, BC

VIEW LIST OF PAST RLSA RECIPIENTS HERE

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FELLOWSHIP OF RURAL AND REMOTE MEDICINE OF THE SRPC

The Fellowship of Rural and Remote Medicine of the SRPC (FRRMS) was presented for the first time in 2009. It is designed to recognize expertise in the practice of rural medicine in Canada.

The Fellowship award is presented to physicians who are previous recipients of the Rural Service Award and have a minimum of 10 points.
Must be present at the ceremony to receive the FRRMS award.  

Points are accumulated as follows:

      • Each year serving as a preceptor for students and residents generates one point. 
      • Each SRPC sanctioned event attended generates one point. 
      • Each full year serving on an SRPC committee generates one point. 
      • One point will be given for each skill: GP Surgery, GP Anesthesia, GP Obstetrics. 
        • One point will be given to those having published in the CJRM.

          To Apply: 
          1. Be sure your membership profile is up to date. 
          2. You must be registered for the current R&R event.
          3. If you meet the above criteria you will automatically be notified. 

          Congratulations to the 2018 FRRMS recipients

Dr. Robert Barkwell - Hampton, NS

Dr. (Fran) Frances Berard - Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB

Dr. (Chris) Christopher Cressey - Palmerston, ON

Dr. (Carla) Catharina Foolen - Sundre, AB

Dr. Ray Markham - Valemount, BC

Dr. (Ed) Edward Marquis - Prince George, BC

Dr. Shaun Marshall - Wingham, ON

Dr. Kirstie Overhill - Mansons Landing, BC

Dr. Gavin Parker - Pincher Creek, AB

Dr. Chris Patey - St. John's, NL

Dr. John Pawlovich - Abbotsford, BC

Dr. Maurianne Reade - Mindemoya, ON

Dr. Jared Van Bussel - Pincher Creek, AB

Dr. Sara Van Der Loo - Atikokan, ON

VIEW LIST OF PAST FRRMS RECIPIENTS HERE

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KEITH AWARD 

The Keith Award was the first award established by the SRPC in 2000. It is presented to a Canadian post-graduate program which has excelled in producing rural doctors. It looks at the largest number of graduates practicing in rural Canada 10 years after graduation. Family medicine residents are identified through the Canadian Post-MD Education registry and practice location is taken from the Canadian Medical Association database 10 years later.

Recipient will automatically be notified. 

Congratulations to the past recipients

2013 – Memorial University
2012 – McMaster University
2011 – University of Sherbrooke


2010 – Memorial University
2009 – Queens University
2008 – Dalhousie University
2006 – University of British Columbia
2005 – McMaster University

2004 – Université Laval
2003 – Family Medicine North
2002 – Memorial University
2001 – Family Medicine North
2000 – Memorial University

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RURAL EDUCATION AWARD

The Rural Education Award is presented to a Canadian medical school that encourages students to pursue further training in rural medicine. We look for the medical school program matching the most graduates to rural family medicine based on CaRMS data for programs who have the most graduates entering rural residency programs.

Recipient will automatically be notified. 

Congratulations to the past recipients

2018 – Northern Ontario School of Medicine 
2017 – Northern Ontario School of Medicine 
2016 – Northern Ontario School of Medicine 
2015 – Northern Ontario School of Medicine

2014 – Northern Ontario School of Medicine
2013 – Northern Ontario School of Medicine
2012 – Northern Ontario School of Medicine

2011 – Northern Ontario School of Medicine

2010 – Northern Ontario School of Medicine
2009 – University of Northern British Columbia
2008 – Memorial University
2006 – University of Western Ontario

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Rural Specialist Merit Award (RSMA)

*New Award in 2019

This Award is presented to a specialist who lives in rural Canada and has a long term commitment serving their community providing care for rural patients and supporting rural generalists.  The specialist must be present at a CME sponsored event where the award is being presented.

To apply:

Email a one-page letter (max 500 words) that includes a description of how the individual meets the above noted criteria to Jenna at jennak@srpc.ca

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Rural Heart Award (RHA)

*New Award in 2019

The Rural Heart Award is given annually to an individual who has demonstrated support and passion for rural medicine, while not meeting the residence criteria for the Rural Service Awards or the FRRMS. The physician must be present at a CME sponsored event where the award is being presented.

The SRPC recognizes that without strong partnerships across the broader health care and educational system we cannot accomplish our goals of training, equipping and supporting physicians and other health care providers for the citizens of rural Canada. Therefore, we wish to acknowledge our partners whom, while not technically rural, have demonstrated that they have a rural heart. 

To apply:
Email a one-page letter (max 500 words) that includes a description of how the individual meets the above noted criteria to Jenna at jennak@srpc.ca

RURAL LEADERSHIP AWARD

The Rural Leadership Award is presented to an individual or organizations that has made an outstanding contribution to rural medicine in Canada. The individual or organization must be a member of the SRPC and be present at the CME sponsored event where the award is being presented. Please inquire with Jenna.

To apply:
Email
 a one-page letter (max 500 words) that includes a description of how the individual/organization meets the above noted criteria to Jenna at jennak@srpc.ca


Congratulations to the past recipients

2009 – Dr. James Rourke
2008 – Dr. John Wootton
2006 – Dr. Carl Whiteside

Lifetime Membership Award 

The Lifetime Membership Award was first presented in 2015 to recognizes longstanding members of the SRPC of more than ten consecutive years who are over the age of 65. When renewing your membership be sure to fill in the 'date of birth' field so we can track your age.

To Apply: 
1. Be sure your membership and your profile is up to date. 
2. You must be registered for the next R&R event.
3. If you meet the above criteria you will automatically be notified. 


Congratulations to the 2018 FRRMS recipients

Dr. Essandoh Dankwa - St Anthony, NL
Dr. George Magee - Burns Lake, BC
Dr. James Rourke - St John's, NL
Dr. Roger Strasser - Sudbury, ON

VIEW LIST OF PAST LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP RECIPIENTS HERE

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Rural Student Leadership and Rural Resident Leadership Awards  

The Rural Student/Resident Leadership Awards are presented to students and residents in good academic standing who have demonstrated a sustained interest in rural medicine through any of the following:

      • Electives in rural or remote areas or in disciplines particularly important to rural practice (e.g. Indigenous health).
      • Involvement with local or national rural or remote health groups (e.g. SRPC).
      • Promotion of rural or remote health initiatives at a local or national level.
      • Involvement in volunteer or community-based projects in rural or remote areas.
      • Published work relating to rural or remote issues.

The award is open to all student and resident SRPC members across Canada, please inquire with Jenna.

Prizes: $250 each for two student winners and $500 each for two resident winners.  Prize amounts will be credited towards the cost of attending that year's SRPC Rural and Remote Conference. Eligible costs may include registration, travel to and from the conference, as well as accommodations and social events. 

Note: Students are only eligible to win this award once but can reapply for the award in residency.

To apply:

1.      Email a one-page letter (max 500 words) that includes a description of how you meet the above noted criteria and your commitment to a rural practice.
2.      Include a letter of support from a preceptor also describing how you meet the award criteria.  Preceptors may give the letter of support to the student to submit or send it          directly to SRPC.

 Please forward your application letter to jennak@srpc.ca

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Student and resident essay award 

Each year the Nominations and Awards Committee hosts a rural essay contest for medical students and residents. The winners' essay will also be considered for publication in the CJRM.

Rules:  Students and Residents must be a member of the SRPC and the length of the essay should be between 500-1000 words. Deadline is Dec 31st each year.

Prize: $500 (students) and $1000 (residents) credited towards the cost of attending that year's Rural and Remote Medicine Course. Eligible costs may include registration, travel to and from the conference, as well as accommodations and social events.

Student: Please submit a non-fiction essay with rural elective theme.  

Residents: Please submit a non-fiction essay about their rural experience.

 To apply:

Please forward your essay to jennak@srpc.ca

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