Rural Medicine

The AMA’s Section of Rural Medicine represents rural generalists and rural family physicians across the province. We advocate for the financial respect and sustainability of rural medicine in Alberta, which is integral to the health of rural Albertans and the economic prosperity of our communities.

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If you’re not already a member of the Section of Rural Medicine, consider joining us. We need your perspective, your ideas and your insight. Let your voice be heard... become a voting* member of SRM today by emailing

*Please note that voting SRM members pay section dues in addition to AMA membership dues. These dues go directly to supporting the work that SRM Executive does on behalf of rural generalists.

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MAPS, AMA Memorandum of Understanding and Strike Team

The AMA and Alberta Health have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that commits both parties to work together to stabilize family practices and develop long-term solutions. To help action the MoU, the AMA has established a Strike Team comprised of the Section of Family Medicine, Section of Rural Medicine and the PCN Physicians Leads Executive, with representation from the ARP working group. The Strike Team meets regularly. Read about the Strike Team and find notes from the meetings (member login required).

Next section annual general meeting

  • Date: October 2024
  • Location: Virtual

Secure information

(Available to active section members only, login required.) 

  • Secure information: Access various SRM member only secure documents including section bylaws, meeting minutes, town hall recordings and more.

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Meet your executive


  • Dr. Rithesh Ram, Drumheller


  • Dr. Sam Myhr, Sundre

Secretary Treasurer

  • Dr. Sarah Makhdoom, High River


  • Dr. Michael Beach, Drumheller
  • Dr. Andrea Hargrove, Taber
  • Dr. Jonathan Somerville, Sundre
  • Dr. Theresa Watson, Bonnyville

Other representatives


SFM President

  • Dr. Sarah Bates, Calgary (Ex-officio member)

Representative Forum Delegates

  • Dr. Samantha Myhr, Sundre
  • Dr. Rithesh Ram, Drumheller

SRM Nominating Committee

  • Dr. Samantha Myhr, Chair
  • Dr. Ashley Rommens, Pincher Creek
  • Dr. Regan Steed, Raymond

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