INFORMATION ON ERMEP
Our Program is called the Eastern Regional Medical Education Program (ERMEP). This network was established in 2002 in cooperation with Queen’s University, School of Medicine and the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine to facilitate the rural and regional placement of medical learners in Eastern Ontario. The program is supported financially by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Our office is located in the town of Perth in Lanark County.
ERMEP places 3rd and 4th year medical learners, as well as residents from all Ontario Medical Universities in their Core and Elective placements. ERMEP funds preceptor stipends, learner accommodations, and mileage/transportation. The placements must be a minimum of four consecutive weeks. ERMEP also arranges hospital privileges for the learners.
An important objective is to expose medical learners to medical practices and life style opportunities in rural communities with the hope that these experiences will encourage graduates to eventually set up practice in these areas.
If you have any questions or concerns, you are welcome to contact our office for further information.