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The SRPC resident Committee is comprised of medical residents from across Canada collectively committed to supporting residents interested in rural and remote medicine.

Resident Committee Co-Chairs

Dr. Alexis Sharp
PGY3, Pediatric Medicine

Alexis (She/Her) is a third year Pediatric Medicine resident at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. Alexis completed medical school at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (Thunder Bay campus) and is originally from a rural area of Northwestern Ontario. Since moving to Newfoundland, Alexis has enjoyed hiking the East Coast Trail with her puppy whenever she has the chance. 

Dr. Julie Saby
PGY-1, Family Medicine
University of Saskatchewan

Julie (she/her) is a family medicine resident in Moose Jaw, SK. She completed medical school at the University of Alberta, and has always had a passion for rural medicine. She enjoys the wide scope of practice that comes with being a rural physician, along with the jovial spirit of rural communities.  When not working in the clinic or the ER, Julie can most likely be found outside hiking in the nearby provincial parks, discovering new giant roadside attractions, or baking treats for her clinic staff.

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Outreach Opportunity

We are looking for residents to share their residency experience on social media! This could involve story takeovers, Q&As, or posts on Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter. We would love to hear from residents from all across Canada.

If you are interested, please fill out this form

Rural Research Poster Presentation

Each year, a rural research poster session is hosted at the SRPC's Rural & Remote Conference. Poster proposals must include a clear research purpose, objective, methodology, summary of the research results and conclusion. We will judge the posters on rural relevance, research methodology, impact, clarity of presentation and your ability to answer questions regarding your research. Posters are restricted to a width of 4 feet and a height of 3 feet.

Residents will have the opportunity of being awarded the best student/resident research poster. The winner of best research poster will win the equivalent of $500 credited towards attending the conference.


  • The entrant must be a member of the SRPC
  • The deadline for submission is December 31st, 2021
  • Format: Microsoft Word
  • Please submit your proposal to

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Medical Resident Essay Contest

Each year, the SRPC Nomination and Awards Committee hosts a rural essay contest for medical residents. Residents are asked to submit a self-reflection from their experience in rural medicine. 

The winners will win the equivalent of $1000 (residents) credited towards the cost of attending the SRPC's Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course, and the essays will be considered for publication in the (CJRM) Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine.

  • The entrant must be a member of the SRPC.  
  • Length: 500 - 1000 words
  • Deadline for submission: December 31st each year.
  • The contest opens on September 1st each year.
  • Submit your essay to:

Congratulations to Dr. Natalya O'Neill, a family medicine resident based in Mount Forest, ON, for winning this year's contest! 

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