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New Brunswick Representative

Fraser Mackay  - Email

Saint John, New Brunswick

Fraser is a 5th generation New Brunswicker. Between his wife and two daughters, chickens and cats, martial arts, music, and preparing for the zombie apocalypse, he also manages to work in rural and urban Emergency Departments and in an active advocate for both Emergency Medicine and Primary care.

As a physician and before that a paramedic, he has worked in many remote sites and communities, and has been involved in education and management at various levels. From Halifax to Victoria, Toronto to Behchoko, Cambridge UK to Castaway Cay Bahamas, he tries to maintain a broad perspective on the variations in healthcare access and equity according to geography, politics, and population. Some aspects of rural and remote life require accepting the realities of healthcare access; that said, the marriage of contemporary technologies with evidence-based clinical skills makes rural medicine one of the most challenging and enjoyable modes of practice. Despite Healthcare in Canada facing it's biggest crisis in generations, Fraser hopes more physicians will choose to explore all Canada has to offer and embrace the demands and rewards of rural and remote work.

Located on the east coast, the province of New Brunswick, Canada’s only officially bilingual province offers a distinct way of life and exciting career opportunities.  

The New Brunswick health care system has two Regional Health Authorities, the Horizon Health Network and the Vitalité Health Network, who deliver a full range of health services throughout the province each covering specific areas of the province.    

The province of New Brunswick is also home to two medical training programs, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick based in Saint John and the Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick based in Moncton, providing students with the opportunity to study medicine in their home province.

The province hires an average of 40 Family Physicians and 45 Specialists every year. Approximately 1,600 physicians and specialists are working the province in a variety of settings.

For more information on Current Job Opportunities for Physicians in New Brunswick, please visit:  

Here are some other NB links that might be helpful.

Provincial and Territorial Representatives are volunteers elected by members as per the by-laws at the annual meeting. Representatives from across the country help to make the work of the Society of Rural Physicians happen. They are your contacts. Please feel free to share information, questions and concerns with them for discussion at quarterly meetings. The outcome will come back to you via the SRPC Newsletter, emails, the RuralMed mailing list, or directly via your representative. We can always use more human resources and ideas. If you have something to contribute, let us know!