Welcome to CAEP’s Rural and Small Urban Section! We’re pleased to report to membership that, after an approximately decade long absence, the Section was revitalised within CAEP in February 2016.
Our first priority, in a collaborative project with the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada / the College of Family Physicians of Canada / the Rural Coordination Centre of BC / the Labrador Institute, was an environmental scan of current rural and small urban demographics in Canada. Results of this study will be published shortly.
Emergency medicine in rural and small urban communities have issues that are both unique and relevant, and we intend to bring those realities to the table. Our mission is to illuminate those issues for the CAEP Board, and advocate on behalf of these communities and providers.
Approximately 19 % of CAEP’s membership live and work in a rural and small urban setting. We need to expand our Section membership: we encourage you to join CAEP, and bring your unique and valuable rural expertise to the Section and CAEP!
Browse our links, and we look forward to serving and engaging our rural membership.