Local physician recognized with national award
Mike Lawrence - Staff Writer
A local physician is being recognized for his contributions to rural medicine with the National Rural Service Award, presented by the Society of Rural Physicians Canada (SRPC).
Dr. Andre Jakubow was one of just 5 physicians to receive the Rural Service Award (RSA) this year, with the award being presented on Friday, April 22 at the 29th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course in Ottawa.
In a May 6, media release, SRPC states, “The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada feels it is important to recognize persons or organizations that have made a significant contribution to rural medicine in Canada.”
The release goes on to explain that the RSA was first introduced in 2002 to recognize those physicians who have served rural communities for 10 or more years. The organization defines rural as communities of 10,000 people or less.
The SRPC webpage states “The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) is the national voice of Canadian rural physicians. Founded in 1992, the SRPC’s mission is championing rural generalist medical care through education, collaboration, advocacy and research.”