Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan
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.


Rural is different. That's why there's Alberta Rural Health Quarterly.June 12, 2017

Get the scoop on what's happening in the world of rural health care in Alberta from an RPAP perspective. Download the premiere edition of Alberta Rural Health Quarterly.

Better Healthcare for Albertans: A Report by the Office of the Auditor General of AlbertaMay 26, 2017

Better Healthcare for Albertans: A Report by the Office of the Auditor General of Alberta is available online.

Let's talk about rural health workforce planningMay 18, 2017

We welcome the opportunity to continue the discussion about our RPAP’s strategic plan for the future, and to explore how RPAP can help your community achieve solutions to local health workforce issues.



The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan (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.

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


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.


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.


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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