Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan
Health
Workforce
for Alberta

Rural Community Support

RPAP provides Alberta’s rural communities with information and resources to help attract, recruit and retain physicians in their local communities

Supporting Rural Alberta

RPAP | Health Workforce for Alberta provides Alberta’s rural communities with information and resources to help attract and retain practitioners in their local communities.

RPAP’s Community Attraction and Retention Provides Alberta’s rural communities with information and resources to help attract, recruit and retain physicians in their local communities.

Welcome to RPAP’s Community Attraction and Retention website, where we provide Alberta’s rural communities with information and resources to help attract, recruit and retain physicians in their local communities.

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Attract

RPAP directly supports the attraction of physicians to rural Alberta communities. The RPAP’s Community Physician Recruitment Consultants work in tandem with provincial physician recruiters to act as case managers for practice-eligible candidates; while offering continued support to rural communities to assist their efforts to attract and retain rural physicians.

Other attraction and recruitment supports include:

 

  • Sponsoring and attending resident recruitment events and transition to practice support
  • Managing cases of practice eligible candidates with AHS/Covenant Health physician recruiters through the community physician recruitment consultants
  • Attendance at several major recruitment events, both in Canada and abroad.
  • Advertising campaigns in key strategic markets including Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the United States.
  • Tracking and following up on inquiries to the physician recruitment website, Alberta Physician Link, from J-1 visa returnees and Alberta trainees.

 

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Retain

RPAP offers a variety of resources to help people start and manage rural community physician attraction and retention committees (see right).

AlbertaRuralHealth.ab.ca offers rural community attraction and retention committees an accessible, online platform to obtain the RPAP resources; and network and share best practices. A quarterly eNewsletter, Community Connection, is also available for free by subscription.

Click the link below to visit AlbertaRuralHealth.ab.ca

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The following resources are avilable to rural community physician attraction and retention committees:

  • Toolkits Several toolkits have been developed that are available through RPAP’s Community Physician Attraction and Retention website . Toolkits cover a variety of topics including: how to start and maintain a committee; how to manage committee meetings; physician appreciation and recognition; and how to run a ‘site visit’ for prospective physicians.
  • Workshops RPAP Community Physician Recruitment Consultants conduct workshops to help community residents understand and gain awareness of challenges for both the new physician and the community.
  • Grants Funding is available to active attraction and retention committee for development of a formal Community Physician Attraction and Recruitment Plan; development and production of marketing materials; committee dministrative supports; and support for an attraction or retention event.Click below to learn more
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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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Need to talk?

Our Community Physician Recruitment Consultants can help you with your physician recruitment, attraction and retention needs.

Click here to access consultant contact information on our staff page.

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