the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada


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

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Resident Committee Co-Chairs

Jay Shanahan

PGY2, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Jessica McCann

PGY1, Family Medicine
University of British Columbia (Northwest- Terrace)

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Hailing from Keswick, Ontario, Jay is completing her OB/GYN in St. John’s and plans to practice in a rural or community setting.  Clinical interests include abortion care, sexual health, and care of LGBTQ+ populations.  Based out of an urban site for her training, she has a vested interest in providing avenues for other residents like herself to stay connected with their rural interests and to establish meaningful connections in smaller communities.  If she’s not in the hospital, you can catch her hiking the East Coast Trail or fishing anywhere she can drop a line.

Jess is a first year family medicine resident at the UBC Rural Northwest program in Terrace. Originally from Northwestern Ontario, she completed medical school at NOSM and is passionate about rural medicine, in particular sexual health and underserved populations. Outside of medicine you'll likely find her walking her three dogs or crocheting a cozy new blanket.

Keeping up with the SRPC Resident Committee

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Upcoming Events

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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 instructed to submit a non-fiction essay with a rural elective theme. The winners’ essays will be considered for publication in the Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine.  The winner will also win the equivalent of $1000 credited towards the cost of attending the annual Rural & Remote Conference.  Eligible costs may include registration, travel to and from the conference, as well as accommodations and social events.

Length: 500 - 1000 words

Deadline for submission: December 31st each year.
Contest opens September 1st each year.

Submit your essay to:

Entrant must be a member of the SRPC.  

Find more information on this contest here.


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, objectives, methodology, summary of the research results, and conclusion. Posters will be judged on rural relevance, research methodology, impact, clarity of presentation and ability to answer questions regarding your research.  The winner of best resident research poster will win the equivalent of $500 credited towards attending the conference.

Size: Posters are restricted to a width of 4 feet and a height of 3 feet.

Deadline for submission: Yearly on January 7th.  Stay tuned for the contest open date each year.

Submit your proposal as a Microsoft Word or PDF document to:

Entrant must be a member of the SRPC. 

Find more information on this contest here.

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