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Many paths lead to careers in rural health care

The first step to embarking on a rural health-care career isn’t necessarily applying to a health-care training program. The pathway to such a career is…

The first step to embarking on a rural health-care career isn’t necessarily applying to a health-care training program. The pathway to such a career is incredibly varied, as there are many ways to test out the profession before training. Some…

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  • What’s involved in Alberta Health Services’ rural physician recruitment? Hint: More than you think!

    What’s involved in Alberta Health Services’ rural physician recruitment? Hint: More than you think!

    Recently, Vanessa Weatherbee, a senior consultant with Alberta Health Services (AHS) Medical Affairs, was joined by Susan Smith and Alecia Kerber, physician...

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  • Rural Alberta health-care heroes receive well-deserved recognition

    Rural Alberta health-care heroes receive well-deserved recognition

    Fairview, Peace River, and Vulcan are home to 2022 RhPAP Rhapsody Award recipients A community icon, a pillar of the medical community,...

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  • Alberta Rural Health Week starts today!

    Alberta Rural Health Week starts today!

    May 30 – June 3, 2022 is Alberta Rural Health Week!  Give your local health-care heroes a healthy dose of recognition  Today,...

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  • Media Release: May 30 to June 3, 2022 is Alberta Rural Health Week

    Media Release: May 30 to June 3, 2022 is Alberta Rural Health Week

    May 30 to June 3, 2022 is Alberta Rural Health Week Your opportunity to provide rural Alberta’s health-care heroes with a healthy...

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  • Rural VIP No. 24: Youth Mental Health Programs

    Rural VIP No. 24: Youth Mental Health Programs

    The twenty-fourth survey for the members of the Rural Voice Information Panel (Rural VIP) was sent out on February 3, 2022 to...

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  • Media release: Rural communities will attract new doctors

    Media release: Rural communities will attract new doctors

    Applications open Feb. 1 for a program providing benefits to bring new family physicians to rural Alberta. The Rural Education Supplement and...

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  • Rural VIP No. 23: Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Rural VIP No. 23: Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Rural communities have unique mental health challenges. Research suggests that residents from smaller communities may experience higher mental health stigma than those from larger communities, which may cause them...

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  • New St. Paul doctor team connects long before work begins

    New St. Paul doctor team connects long before work begins

    Long before they settled into their new homes in St. Paul, seven physicians with roots around the world started building their own...

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  • St. Paul kicks off 2022 with new doctors and more to come

    St. Paul kicks off 2022 with new doctors and more to come

    Maureen Miller can’t believe her community’s good fortune. St. Paul’s mayor is excited about the fact that seven new physicians have recently settled...

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  • Rural VIP No. 22: Changing Demographics in Rural Communities

    Rural VIP No. 22: Changing Demographics in Rural Communities

    Demographic statistics show that seniors (those 65 or older) are the fastest growing population in rural Alberta; however, not all rural communities are...

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  • RhPAP’s Accommodation Program gives learners a slice of rural life

    RhPAP’s Accommodation Program gives learners a slice of rural life

    Eileen and Mel Clow may be landlords, but when medical learners come to stay in the basement suite of their Hanna home,...

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  • Learners make themselves at home in rural Alberta

    Learners make themselves at home in rural Alberta

    On any given day, Donna Bonsteel and Shawna Banman can be found moving furniture across the province, shopping for lamps and other household...

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