Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan
Health
Workforce
for Alberta

Health Workforce for Alberta

The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan supports Alberta's rural practitioners, their families and communities in improving the quality of rural health care by offering comprehensive, integrated initiatives to enhance rural medical services, education, attraction, recruitment, and retention.

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Apply now to receive free medical school tuitionOctober 30, 2014

Rural medical students enrolled in Alberta's Faculties of Medicine (University of Alberta & University of Calgary) have until 28 November 2014 to apply for one of two financial support initiatives.

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Alberta Bound

RPAP was established in 1991 to support the tireless efforts of Alberta's rural communities to attract, recruit and retain physicians for rural practise.

Since then, RPAP has supported medical students, resident physicians and practising physicians who are bound for careers in rural medicine.

Alberta Bound tells the story of our efforts--past, present and future--to help build healthy and sustainable rural Alberta communities.

 

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About Us

RPAP| Health Workforce for Alberta is an independent not-for-profit company funded by the Alberta Ministry of Health. The RPAP was established in 1991 by the Government of Alberta and provides a provincially focused comprehensive, integrated and sustained program for the education, attraction and retention of physicians for rural practice.

Since the RPAP’s inception an integrated and comprehensive series of initiatives have been implemented using an “education pipeline” strategy. Find out more about RPAP’s initiatives

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RPAP | Health Workforce for Alberta is an independent, not-for-profit company funded by the provincial Ministry of Health. Established in 1991 by the Government of Alberta Canada, RPAP supports the ongoing efforts of Alberta’s rural practitioners, their families and communities to improve the quality of rural health care. 

Since its inception, RPAP has implemented an integrated and comprehensive series of initiatives to enhance the education, attraction, recruitment and retention of physicians for rural practice. 

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RPAP employs the following strategies supporting rural Alberta communities:

  • Education for present and future rural Alberta physicians
    RPAP supports students who are considering or pursuing a career in medicine; and ensures practising rural Alberta physicians have the training and resources they need, regardless of where they live.
  • Rural Alberta community practitioner recruitment support
    RPAP works with provincial government departments, local and provincial agencies, and partner groups to support the recruitment of practitioners for Alberta communities.
  • Rural Alberta community attraction and retention support
    RPAP offers a variety of resources to help individuals start and manage rural community practitioner attraction and retention committees.

Pipeline to Practice

RPAP provides education and recogntion for practising and prospective rural Alberta physicians. Learn a little more about our education and recognition programs for high school students, medical studens and practising physicians below.

Be a Doctor

Considering medicine as a career in Alberta? Whether you're a high school student and thinking about your options for university and beyond, or you're in university and considering medical school, Be a Doctor is the place to find information that will help you make informed decisions.

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Practical Doc

Practical Doc is an online resource where practicing rural physicians can access online skills, resources, and support. Created by rural doctors for rural doctors, Practical Doc merges the needs of the rural physician who is looking for information, with the support that can be hard to find when working in a rural community.

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RPAP Awards

The RPAP Awards provide a healthy dose of recognition to  rural physicians who have made ongoing contributions to their community; and to rural Alberta communities that exhibit success in attracting and retaining rural physicians.

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