Prince Edward Island Representative
John Morash - Email
Summerside, Prince Edward Island
Having trained or practiced in all of the Atlantic provinces, John Morash is honoured to be a voice for physicians practicing rurally and remotely on the East Coast. John is a preceptor to medical students and residents from Dalhousie and MUN, and tries to exemplify to future family physicians that practicing broad scope family medicine, critical for rural practice, is both rewarding and an asset to the community.
The Recruitment & Retention Secretariat coordinates site visits for physicians who have an interest in working in Prince Edward Island communities. They work closely with community groups and members in rural Prince Edward Island to ensure physicians are greeted into the communities, meet with various community members and facilities, and get a true feel for the community.
They offer return-in-service financial incentives for rural areas - family physicians receive $30,000 for a three-year RIS to a location deemed rural in PEI. More information on the RIS incentives it can be found here: www.healthjobspei.ca under "Physicians" and "Financial Incentives for Physicians."
Their Family Medicine Sponsorship Program is designed to place sponsored students in physician job vacancies in the "area of greatest need" within the province (at the time that the new physician is ready for work). While it is not mandatory, it is not unusual for sponsored physicians to be placed in a rural area of the Island. More information on this program can be found on their website under "Physicians" and "Family Medicine Sponsorship Program." www.healthjobspei.ca