The SMA Roadmap Passport Contest

For the sixth year in a row, the SMA Roadmap Program for Students and Residents will take medical learners around Saskatchewan by bus and plane to learn about exciting practice opportunities and discover this province’s hidden gems!

How it works

There will be four Roadmap rural tours this academic year – each will take you to an exciting practice location in a rural community where you will meet local physicians, learn about practicing medicine in that community and tour the local sights and attractions.

For each tour that you attend, you will be given one stamp in your Roadmap passport. Once you recieve five stamps, you are eligible to submit your passport for contest prizes.(Passports will be given out on the tours)

Option A

Year 1 medical students:

Collect five stamps by:

  • Attending Roadmap tours:  a minimum of two roadmap tour must be attended to be eligible (one stamp per tour) and;
  • Independently shadowing rural physicians in different communities for a minimum of two hours or more, (one stamp per community) and/or;
  • Participate in the Rural and Regional Clinical Skills Program (two stamps per community)

Upon submission of your completed passport on or before the contest deadline: Feb. 22, 2019 - you will receive $250 from SMA’s Committee on Rural and Regional Practice and be entered to win a sponsored trip to the 2019 SRPC Rural & Remote Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia on April 4-6, 2019.

Year 2 medical students:

Collect five stamps by:

  • Attending Roadmap tours:  a minimum of two Roadmap tour must be attended to be eligible (one stamp per tour) and;
  • Independently shadowing rural physicians in different communities for a minimum of two hours or more (one stamp per community) and/or;
  • Participate in the Rural and Regional Clinical Skills Program (two stamps per community)

Year 3 and 4 medical students/FMRs: You are now elegible to participate in the passport contest. Please check back shortly for the parameters. 

Upon submission of your completed passport on or before the contest deadline: Feb. 22, 2019 - you will receive $500 from SMA’s Committee on Rural and Regional Practice and be entered to win one of two sponsored trip to the 2019 SRPC Rural & Remote Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia on April 4-6, 2019.

Option B

Year 1- 4 medical students, and FMRs:

All medical learners who have attended a minimum of one Roadmap tour will be eligible to enter their name to win one of 10 free registrations for the 2019 SRPC Rural & Remote Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Apr. 4-6 2019 (registration only - travel and expenses are not included).

How to collect your stamps

You will need five stamps to qualify to sumbit a passport. You will have the opportunity to obtain up to four stamps by attending our Roadmap tours. To get additional stamps you will recieve two stamps when you participate in the Rural or Regional Clinical Skills Program  AND/OR you may visit a clinic or hospital of your choosing in rural Saskatchewan and shadow a local physician for two hours or more to obtain one stamp per community. You must obtain a minimum of two Roadmap stamp and a maximum of three independent stamps. 

To set up shadowing, you are encouraged to contact physicians and/or clinics independently. If you are having difficulties, you may contact Dr. Tom Smith-Windsor for assistance:

Dr. Tom Smith-Windsor
Associate Dean, Rural and Northern Medicine Programs
dr.tom@sasktel.net

 

Deadline and how to submit your completed passport

Once you've collected all 5 stamps please submit your passport to us by Feb. 22, 2019. You can either drop it off at the SMA office in person or mail it to us at 201-2174 Airport Drive, Saskatoon. No late passports will be accepted.

 

Tour Schedule:

Tour #1: Estevan - September 22, 2018

Tour #2: TBD - October 27, 2018

Tour #3: Hudson Bay - January 19, 2019 

Tour #4: TBD - February 2 OR 9 (TBD) 

Passport Contest Rules

For Option A

  1. You must obtain 5 stamps in your Roadmap Passport and turn the passport in to the SMA office at 201-2174 Airport Drive, Saskatoon by Feb. 22, 2019 in order to receive your cheque for $250 (Year 1) or $500 (Year 2) and be entered to win a trip to the 2019 SRPC Rural & Remote Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia on April 4-6, 2019.

  2. Four Roadmap Rural Bus Tours will be offered this year. You can obtain one stamp on each tour. A minimum of two stamps must be collected by attending tours. You can obtain up to 3 stamps on your own by shadowing a rural or regional physician independently for a minimum of two hours or more AND/OR by participating in the Rural and Regional Clinical Skills program.

    • Independent Shadowing: Each stamp must be from a different rural (one stamp per community) community and cannot be from any of the following "bedroom" communities:

      • Lumsden, Pilot Butte, Balgonie, White City, Pense, Martensville, Warman, Langham, Clavet, Dalmeny, Delisle

      • Please note: you are permitted to obtain a second stamp independently from a community that has been visited on a Roadmap bus tour. In this instance only you may have two stamps from the same community.

    • Get the physician to stamp your passport with their clinic stamp. If they do not have a clinic stamp please write the name of the clinic, the community, name of the physician you shadowed and the date in your passport and have them sign it to verify.

    • For the Rural and Regional Clinical Skills Program, please follow the parameters of the program to be eligible for your stamps.

    • All shadowings must be completed and passports stamped and submitted to the SMA office by the contest deadline of Feb. 22, 2019.

  3. Mileage will be reimbursed at a flat rate per trip according to the distance of the community from your home address of either Saskatoon or Regina. Mileage will be calculated and reimbursed after Feb. 22, 2019 to those who submit an eligible passport.

For Option B

If you have attended at least one of the Roadmap tours in the 2018-2019 season and are in Years 1-4 or an FMR, you may apply to be entered into a draw to win one of 10 SRPC Rural and Remote Conference registrations. Please note that you will win only your registration fees - travel and all other expenses will not be covered.

If you have any questions or require any clarification on the rules for the Passport Contest please contact roadmap@sma.sk.ca.

 

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