The Summer Elective and ROMP Week application window will be open from
January 1 - February 28, 2013.
Please ensure you apply within your school's designated window.
ROMP Week Dates and Communities
University of Ottawa
May 27 – 31, 2013:
- Port Colborne
- Owen Sound
June 3 – 7, 2013:
- Port Perry
University of Toronto
June 10 – 14, 2013:
July 2 – 5, 2013:
Please continue to check our website for further information; it will be updated should more communities become available.
The one paragraph letter of intent must be sent as an attachment via e-mail immediately following application submission. Applications will not be considered complete until the letter of intent and letter of good standing are received by the ROMP office.
A 2-day annual conference for rural stream residents to connect with their peers from rural Ontario family medicine residency programs.
April 4-7, 2013
SRPC Rural & Remote 2013
Welcome to ROMP...
The Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP) is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) and operates as a learner placement program for Ontario's six medical universities. ROMP arranges core and elective rotations for medical trainees across south central Ontario in one-on-one learning situations with physician preceptors. It is ROMP's hope that, through creating "home-grown" physicians, we can help the communities ease the burden caused by the nation-wide physician shortage. As residents graduate and move towards their first practice, ROMP offers guidance and ongoing support to ensure the utmost success in their ventures. More...
"[My preceptor] was comfortable to give me an appropriate level of responsibility and organized her office in a way that this was possible. She also encouraged that independence of practice that is so important (and infrequently received) in the last year of residency. She is a very strong role model, as a community-based physician and has been a big part in my decision to pursue this."
- PGY4 Pediatric Resident
As a learner placement program, ROMP coordinates rural rotations for medical students and residents from the six Ontario medical universities. The staff at ROMP work with a voluntary association of physicians who share a commitment to providing quality educational experiences in rural medical practice by:
Ensuring that clinical and educational experiences are of high quality and founded upon standards of clinical practice that continue to be acceptable to trainees and their parent medical schools.
Sustaining the commitment and support of participating physicians who perceive their medical practice and patients to be their primary responsibility and time commitment.
Maintaining harmonious relationships with the Ontario medical schools, the MOHLTC, the Professional Association of Interns and Residents of Ontario (PAIRO) as well as other organizations whose support and encouragement are essential.
Building inter-hospital networks and establishing healthy working relationships with those facilities and the physicians associated with them to increase educational resources and opportunities.
Co-operating with community groups and organizations to advance continuing medical education for preceptors.