The Weekend Locum Program was initiated in 1995 to provide relief to ensure that weekend call for rural physicians was no greater than one in four weekends. A Senior’s Weekend Locum Program was added in 1999. Both programs are funded by the RPAP and administered by the Alberta Medical Association on its behalf.
The Senior’s Weekend Locum Program is designed to decrease or eliminate weekend hospital call. This option is available to physicians who: (1) are older than 54 years of age; (2) have practiced in rural Alberta for more than nine years; and (3) practice in communities with fewer than 16 physicians.
To support practicing rural physicians with an aim to retain them longer in rural medicine.
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