I wanted to be a rural doctor in Canada. But our medical education system works against it

The Ottawa Citizen

Emma Cronk

Dear Perth residents, I am sorry.

My name is Emma Cronk, and I was raised on my parents’ 2,000-acre ranch in Parham, Ont., north of Kingston. I am currently a family medicine resident physician in Atlanta, Georgia at Emory University.

I tried for two application cycles for medical school in Canada, and applied broadly: from Ontario medical schools, to the east coast at Memorial University, to the west coast at University of British Columbia. After two years of rejection letters, I decided to apply internationally at Ross University School of Medicine in the Caribbean. I had come to realize that a lot of Canadian students were following this same path. . . [Full text]

One thought on “I wanted to be a rural doctor in Canada. But our medical education system works against it”

  1. Those opposed to protection of conscience in health care often assert that the exercise of freedom of conscience must be disallowed or severely restricted to ensure “access to services” in rural areas. This letter demonstrates that there are other systemic problems complicating access to health care in rural areas in Canada.

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