Rural Medical Education Network (RMEN)

Welcome to the Rural Medical Education Network (RMEN)

Newfoundland and Labrador is the most rural province in Canada with many communities spread over a large geographic area.  Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Faculty of Medicine is committed to the education of physicians with exemplary skills for rural and regional practice.

The Rural Medical Education Network (RMEN) is a virtual component of the Faculty of Medicine overseeing the development and coordination of the distributed education activities for Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) and Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) curricula across regional training sites. 

The development of the RMEN Network has increased opportunities and experiences for preceptors and learners. Preceptors are supported in becoming an integral part of medical education along with the continuum of lifelong learning, to have responsibility for the administration of primarily the MD, but also the residency and CPD programs, contributing to scholarship in education. Learners benefit from the high caliber teaching available through our full-time and part-time faculty within the academic and community centres. Also, from the early years of training, learners have the opportunity to train at rural sites and for extended periods as their training progresses.
The success of our programs is shared with our clinical partners in Eastern, Central, Western and Labrador-Grenfell Health authorities. RMEN’s goal is to continue to develop, coordinate, support and strengthen medical education throughout the Province, providing learners with the necessary supports to succeed for extended periods in rural areas as they train to serve the needs of rural Newfoundland and Canada.

We are located at:

        Faculty of Medicine
        The Health Sciences Centre, M2M303A
        St. John’s, Newfoundland
        Canada A1B 3V6

Telephone:  709-864-3486