Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan
Health
Workforce
for Alberta

Resident Physicians

The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan provides funding and support for resident physicians

Supporting Alberta's next rural physicians

With the aim of encouraging medical students and residents to consider rural practice, RPAP provides a variety of initiatives, funding and support for resident physicians to raise awareness of and increase their exposure to rural medicine; as well improving their preparedness as they move into careers as practising rural physicians.

 

Rural Rotations

In order to encourage rural practice and to provide a positive experience in rural Alberta, the RPAP supports medical students and resident physician training in a rural Alberta communities.

RPAP provides preceptor payments, and accommodation and travel funding for medical students and residents (Family Medicine and Royal College) who take party in mandatory and elective rotations with rural and regional preceptors, facilitated by either the University of Calgary or Alberta.

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Accommodations

RPAP Program Support Coordinators arrange furnished and conveniently located accommodations in each teaching community for RAN and RAS rural family medicine residents on clinical rotation.

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Rural Alberta North

Rural Alberta North is the rural family medicine residency program of the University of Alberta.

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Rural Alberta South

Rural Alberta South is a unit of the Family Medicine residency program of the University of Calgary.

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