- To identify and prioritize skills and services that rural and remote clinical faculty need to engage in research and scholarship.
- To establish and evaluate a longitudinal faculty development program that promotes a foundation of scholarly research activity.
- To facilitate a process for knowledge translation and social capital building amongst rural and remote family medicine faculty.
- Build participants’ knowledge of the various resources and supports available to rural and remote faculty engaging in scholarly research.
- Provide foundational knowledge and skill-building in key areas of scholarly research, including research planning and design, data analyses, scholarly writing, and dissemination.
- Facilitate the design and presentation of a research proposal.
- Foster recognition of the value of knowledge exchange and translation.
- Develop leadership skills required to support rural research capacity building and social capital.
- Promote an appreciation of the benefits of scholarly research conducted in the context of family medicine.