Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Scope of practice of family medicine graduates who completed a rural versus urban program

Douglas  Myhre

Prof Douglas Myhre

qualifications: MD

contribution: wrote the first draft, original concept, designed the project, contributed to drafts

position: Associate Dean, Distributed Learning and Rural Initiatives


Dr. Myhre is Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine (CSM), Calgary, Canada. He has successfully designed and implemented rural based medical education programs, both undergrad and postgrad since 2000: the CSM Rural Family Medicine residency program, the University of Calgary Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship, the Distributed Royal College postgraduate initiative and has designed a distributed Physician Assistant curriculum. His reserach is grounded in social accountability through community engagement. His passion is fueled by over 30 years of generalist clinical practice.

Olga  Szafran

Ms Olga Szafran

qualifications: MHSA

contribution: designed the project, statistical analysis, wrote the first draft, supervised data collection, contributed to drafts

position: Associate Director (Research), Department of Family Medicine


family physician practice patterns (rural vs urban), family medicine residency training, cultural issues in health care, international medical graduates

Shirley  Schipper

A/Prof Shirley Schipper

qualifications: MD

contribution: contributed to drafts

position: Vice Dean, Education

James  Dickinson

Prof James Dickinson

qualifications: PhD

contribution: statistical analysis, contributed to drafts

position: Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Department of Community Health Sciences

Fred  Janke

A/Prof Fred Janke

qualifications: MD

contribution: contributed to drafts

position: Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

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