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Volunteers RISE to reduce rural pandemic isolation 

Some medical student volunteers are reaching out to rural Canadians who feel isolated during the coronavirus pandemic.  The Rural and Isolated Support Endeavour (RISE) was…

Some medical student volunteers are reaching out to rural Canadians who feel isolated during the coronavirus pandemic.  The Rural and Isolated Support Endeavour (RISE) was created by the Student Committee of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada with the…

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  • New nurse finds what she’s looking for in Fairview

    New nurse finds what she’s looking for in Fairview

    Having grown up in Regina, Saskatchewan, Oluwasoore Fasunwon (Soore) always felt that the city of Edmonton was too big and noisy for her.   A recent graduate of the University...

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  • “Une grande aventure” in the Lac La Biche region for post-secondary bilingual students

    “Une grande aventure” in the Lac La Biche region for post-secondary bilingual students

    Plamondon was the perfect stop for 19 bilingual nursing and physiotherapy students looking for a rural francophone health-care experience.   Located 200 kilometers northeast of Edmonton, this community of about 350 people just west of Lac...

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  • Bilingual students go rural for health-care experience in Lac La Biche

    Bilingual students go rural for health-care experience in Lac La Biche

    U of Alberta students learn what it’s like to be a health provider in a rural northern Alberta community Health providers from...

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  • “3-C” communities aim to keep health care close to home

    “3-C” communities aim to keep health care close to home

    March 4 event in Castor to encourage area high school students to become local health providers High school students from east-central Alberta...

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  • Keeping health care close to home in Manning

    Keeping health care close to home in Manning

    High school students from the Manning-area will learn basic health-care skills from local health providers at an upcoming RhPAP “Grow Your Own Health Provider” skills day.

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  • Skills weekend pays off with nurse hiring

    Skills weekend pays off with nurse hiring

    How did a wiener roast, bull riding, and home-made cinnamon buns contribute to the hiring of a nurse in Tofield?  They were...

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  • Sundre aims to show nursing students the beauty of working in rural

    Sundre aims to show nursing students the beauty of working in rural

    Red Deer College nursing students took aim at their future, and learned more about medicine, when they visited the community of Sundre for an...

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  • Students enjoy a welcoming, festival-filled Skills Weekend in Fairview

    Students enjoy a welcoming, festival-filled Skills Weekend in Fairview

    It was the beginning of the end for about 40 nursing and medicine students visiting Fairview, Alberta last August. That is the...

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  • SHPARC committee ignites physician resurgence in Sundre

    SHPARC committee ignites physician resurgence in Sundre

    Rodeo weekend is big in Sundre. People from all around this community, located just over an hour northwest of Calgary, come out in...

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  • Nursing students explore career possibilities in Drumheller

    Nursing students explore career possibilities in Drumheller

    There’s more to Drumheller than just dinosaurs, and that’s exactly what nursing students from three Alberta college campuses discovered when they travelled to the community...

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  • Keeping health care close to home in Drayton Valley

    Keeping health care close to home in Drayton Valley

    Local high school students to learn what it’s like to be a health professional in rural Alberta Local health professionals will teach...

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  • Keeping health care close to home in Sundre

    Keeping health care close to home in Sundre

    Nursing students to learn what it’s like to be a health professional in a rural Alberta community  Health professionals from the Sundre region will teach about 50 nursing students from Red Deer...

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