Six for Six

What is 6for6?

6for6 is a faculty development initiative of Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine which provides six rural and remote physicians (per cohort) with access to a research skills development program.

The program is delivered over a two-year cycle: year 1 is devoted to the course curriculum (from April to March) while year 2 provides alumni with an opportunity to avail of dedicated research supports to complete their individual projects (e.g., writing groups).

6for6 is a flexible, learner-centered program that utilizes a blended learning model involving asynchronous eLearning (web-based and mobile learning with eModules, audio and video podcasts) and synchronous group learning.

Please download our 6for6 Brochure  for more information on 6for6.


“This is what has taught me how to do research.”

"I'm a different practitioner now... Scholarly work has woven itself into my life"

“They made it as rurally relevant as [possible]”

"Now I'm hooked - I'm going to keep [doing scholarly research] and I'm not too old to do it"

Participants’ research projects

  • A Needs Assessment for a Rural Emergency Medicine Network
  • Referral Patterns of General Surgery and Endoscopy Procedure Requests in NL
  • Effect of Group Medical Appointments on Diabetes Management among Innu Patients with Well Controlled Diabetes: A Randomized Control Trial
  • Clinical Picture vs. HIDA Scan: Which is the Better Predictor of Cholecystectomy Benefit
  • Effect of a Low Carbohydrate, High Fat Diet for Diabetic Control
  • Underdiagnoses of Gynecological Diseases in Deer Lake
  • Referral Patterns of General Surgery and Endoscopy Procedure Requests in NL
  • Profile and Cost of Medivacs in Nunavut
  • Patient Resilience in a Rural Newfoundland Community: A Qualitative Exploration.
  • Effect of a Brief Informational Video on Outcomes for Rural Patients with Uncontrolled Diabetes
  • Provincial Issues in Providing Gender-Affirming Care: Perspectives of Rural Primary Care Physicians
  • De-prescribing Opiates in Rural Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Impact of Resource Limitations on Benchmarks for Hip Replacement in Rural Newfoundland
  • Are Newfoundland and Labrador family physicians with rural origins more likely to remain in rural practice after 5 years than Newfoundland and Labrador physicians with urban origins?
  • What extra training do residents at Memorial require to become effective teachers?
  • Is quality of life for medical learners impacted by rural compared to urban placements?
  • How can rural emergency departments better identify Alcohol Use Disorder?
  • What do Moms in Happy Valley-Goose Bay need to initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies?
  • Does providing books to young children lead to increased literacy, even if their parents do not read?  Rural versus urban gap in knowledge?
  • What/when/if any interventions could be put in place to reduce the occurrence of elderly dementia patients being dropped off to the ED by caregivers that are overwhelmed.
  • Focus on Quality Improvement (QI) in a new rural hospital setting.  Improve communciation between depratments ex: patient transfers.