Resources for Family Medicine Locums in Rural and Northern Communities

Check out the resources below to support your Rural and Northern Locum experience!

Guide for Family Medicine Locums in a Rural or Northern Community

Locuming in rural and Northern Ontario can be an exciting and rewarding experience with unique benefits. This checklist is intended to help Family Medicine locums stay organized and have a positive locum experience. Learn More - PDF

Resources for Locuming in Francophone Communities

Réseau du mieux-être francophone du Nord de l’Ontario supports engagement in providing quality French language health care services for Francophones by providing tools, training, and workshops to help with the planning of French-language services. Learn more about Réseau resources for health providers.

Rural Family Medicine Locum Program (RFMLP) Program Resources

Rural Family Medicine Locum Program (RFMLP) supports locums in rural and Northern Ontario locum by reimbursing training cost to support Family Physicians’ ability to gain hospital privileges and to provide culturally safe care in Indigenous communities. Course fees are eligible for reimbursement if participating in at least one RFMLP approved locum assignment within 6 months of course date.

eConsult A Guide for Locum Practice Physicians

eConsult is a secure web-based tool that allows physicians or nurse practitioners timely access to specialist advice for all patients, often eliminating the need for an in-person specialist visit. eConsult provides a valuable resource to physicians practicing in rural and remote locations in Ontario, particularly in settings where patients experience barriers to access.

Guide - PDF