Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan
Health
Workforce
for Alberta

February 18, 2015 • Written in Medical Students 0 Comments

Tagged with Medical Skills Weekend Medical Students RPAP Health Workforce for Alberta Rural Health Rural medicine Vegreville • Written by Jonathan Koch

Future healthcare professionals are coming to Vegreville to discover the advantages of living and working in a rural Alberta community.     

RPAP | Health Workforce for Alberta, in partnership with the Vegreville Region Physician and Health Professionals Attraction and Retention Committee, Vegreville medical professionals and St. Joseph’s General Hospital, is hosting a Medical Skills Weekend in Vegreville on 21-22 February 2015.

Students from the RPAP-supported Rural Medical Interest Group of the University of Alberta, Nursing and Physiotherapy students from the University of Alberta, and Respiratory Therapy students from NAIT will experience a busy weekend of skills training taught by local healthcare professionals.

In addition to teaching students basic skills, Skills Weekends are valuable opportunities for rural Alberta communities to showcase local amenities to students in healthcare disciplines. Participants will be special guests at a community celebration on the evening of the 21st, featuring traditional Ukrainian cuisine and special performances from the Sopilka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble and the Off Ramp Boys. Breakfast will also be provided the following morning, courtesy of event organizers.

Skills Weekends, sponsored by RPAP | Health Workforce for Alberta, are arranged by the RPAP Medical Students' Initiative Coordinator and are scheduled throughout the year in rural Alberta communities.

RPAP 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 of physicians.

Related:

Photo credit: Bow Island Skills Weekend 2014 (Jonathan Koch / RPAP)

 


Add a Comment

While The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan (RPAP) endeavours to maintain the currency and accuracy of information published via electronic media, the information is subject to change. It is advisable that users ascertain the currency of information immediately prior to use. RPAP disclaims all responsibility for loss or damage which may arise from the use of social media. Links to external websites and Facebook and Twitter user accounts, and all other social media accounts, are provided as a convenience to users and such sites and associated content. Data presented by RPAP is for informational purposes only and is provided without warranty, either expressed or implied. We assume no liability for any decision made or action taken or not taken by anyone using or relying upon this data. For further information about data usage and reproduction please contact RPAP Research and Analysis.

Made by Ignition Industries, CMS by HiQSoft