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.

RPAP's Alberta Rural Family Medicine Network (ARFMN) supports the dedicated Family Medicine residency training offered by the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta to prepare competent physicians for the broad demands of rural practice.

 

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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Alberta Rural Family Medicine Network

The Alberta Rural Family Medicine Network provides residents with an opportunity to train in the environment where they will eventually practice, to be taught largely by practicing rural faculty supported by full-time academic faculty, and to take advantage of the resources of both Alberta Faculties of Medicine networked together

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