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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.

RSARLSA • FELLOWSHIP KEITHRURAL EDUCATIONRURAL LEADERSHIP • Lifetime Student Resident LeadershipEssay



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 5 consecutive years and have served rural Canada for 10 years.

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 5 consecutive years, have served rural Canada for 20 years, and have previously received the Rural Service Award.

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 (must have worked in rural or remote Canada for 10 years and has to be a member of the SRPC for at least five consecutive years). The nominee must attend the Rural and Remote Medicine Course to receive the award.

A total of 10 points is required to receive the awards. 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.


KEITH AWARD 

The Keith Award was the first award established by the SRPC. 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.



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.


RURAL LEADERSHIP AWARD

The Rural Leadership Award is presented to persons or organizations that have made a significant contribution to rural medicine in Canada.

To nominate someone for this award please forward their name and a description of how they meet the above noted criteria to jenniferm@srpc.ca

Lifetime Membership Award

The Lifetime Membership Award 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.

Rural Student Leadership and Rural Resident Leadership Awards  

The Rural Student/Resident 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 (eg. Aboriginal Health).
  • Involvement with local or national rural or remote health groups (eg. 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.

This award rotates regionally based on the location of the Rural and Remote Medicine Course.

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.

To nominate someone for this award please forward their name and a description of how they meet the above noted criteria to jenniferm@srpc.ca.

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.

Student: Please submit a non-fiction essay with rural elective theme. 
Residents: Please submit a non-fiction essay about their rural experience.

Rules :  Students and Residents must be a member of the SRPC and the length of the essay should be between 500-1000 words.

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.

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