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Introducing the National Electives Handbook!

18-Jul-2023 3:53 PM | Anonymous
In 2021, the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) Student Committee, Northern Ontario and Rural Medicine (NORM) Committee, and the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) came together to collaborate on a resource for medical students who are interested in rural medicine elective opportunities. Led by the SRPC Student Committee, it was decided that we would update the rural filter of the  CFMS Electives Database to accurately represent all university-affiliated rural elective opportunities. The SRPC Student Committee also decided to bring together all the resources that currently exist and create The National Rural Electives Handbook that can be your go-to resource for all things related to rural electives. The NORM Committee has played a significant role in helping compile data and support this project.

This handbook is a product of the hard work of numerous individuals over the years. It is a living document that will continue to be updated with new rural elective opportunities over time. It covers elective opportunities available to all specialties and houses links to many resources that you may find useful. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy of this handbook, we cannot assure this with absolute certainty and information may change over time. However, we hope this handbook will help you decide on your future rural elective memories and the excellent rural  learning experiences yet to come!

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If you notice any errors in this handbook, please email us at to get it fixed.


Anchaleena Mandal

Lead for the SRPC-NORM-CFMS Electives Collaboration

SRPC Student Committee  Co-Chair 2021-2023

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