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RCME Individual Program

Individual funding for rural medicine education can be accessed and used in the following ways:


  • funds are paid directly to physicians and administered and managed by the health authorities according to the policies established by the JSC
  • physicians may use funds for individual education purposes
  • funds may be used to cover overhead expenses while attending medical training and purchase new technology or upgrades necessary for participation in CME
  • physicians can transfer unspent/banked funds to another health authority when relocating to another RSA community
  • a physician can bank RCME funds for up to three years from the year it was earned
  • a physician’s annual RCME allowance is dependent on the designation of his or her community and the length of time he or she has practiced in that community (see table below)

Ministry of Health RCME Individual Funds Policy Manual

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To access individual funding:


  • physicians must reside and practice in an eligible RSA community for a minimum of 9 months per year
  • a physician who qualifies for RCME, who does not stay in a community covered by this agreement for a minimum of 12 months, is eligible for a pro-rated amount



General Practitioners
Up to 2 Years In 3rd & 4th Year Over 4 Years
A $1,320.00 $3,520.00 $5,720.00
B $440.00 $2,640.00 $4,840.00
C $0.00 $2,200.00 $4,400.00
D $0.00 $1,100.00 $2,200.00


Specialists Up to 2 Years In 3rd & 4th Year Over 4 Years
A $1,800.00 $4,800.00 $7,800.00
B $600.00 $3,600.00 $6,600.00
C $0.00 $3,000.00 $6,000.00
D $0.00 $1,500.00 $3,000.00


Learn more about how the isolation points are calculated for your community.

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