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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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  • How does an international physician end up in Alberta?              – 16th March 2015

    How does an international physician end up in Alberta? – 16th March 2015

    As we prepare for the 7th Annual RPAP Community Attraction & Retention Conference, here is a look back at Dr. Wilhene Zwanepoel’s...

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  • RhPAP News Plus  : RPAP By the Numbers: Physician Attraction and Retention  – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    RhPAP News Plus : RPAP By the Numbers: Physician Attraction and Retention – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    RPAP uses several means to support community physician attraction and retention efforts: RPAP’s Community Recruitment Consultants (CRCs) are involved In supporting the...

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  • Bonnyville Physician recruitment and retention committee – A good news story – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Bonnyville Physician recruitment and retention committee – A good news story – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Last year in the spring, Bonnyville community lost five physicians in a very short period of time, leading to the possibility of...

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  • Siksika Nation to welcome medical, health science students for unique professional and cultural experience             – 10th March 2015

    Siksika Nation to welcome medical, health science students for unique professional and cultural experience – 10th March 2015

    Community and cultural exposure will be a big part of this weekend’s RPAP Medical Skills event, taking place 14 March 2015 on...

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  • David Kay: The importance of having a trusted general practitioner – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    David Kay: The importance of having a trusted general practitioner – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    With the 2015-2016 Provincial budget scheduled to be tabled on 26 March 2015, the final report of the Rural Health Services Review...

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  • RhPAP News Plus  : RPAP By the Numbers: Annual Conference  – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    RhPAP News Plus : RPAP By the Numbers: Annual Conference – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    RPAP’s Community Recruitment Consultants (CRCs) are involved in supporting the development and enhancement of local physician attraction and retention (A&R) committees. This...

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  • Building on success             – 5th March 2015

    Building on success – 5th March 2015

    It was a busy weekend of teaching, networking, and eating during the Town of Vegreville’s recent Skills Day and community visit. Held...

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  • Nanton physician recognized for dedication to patients and community – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Nanton physician recognized for dedication to patients and community – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    A rural Alberta physician who has served Nanton and area residents for over three decades is the recipient of the 2014 Alberta...

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  • RhPAP News Plus  : RPAP By the Numbers: Weekend & Senior’s Weekend Locum Program  – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    RhPAP News Plus : RPAP By the Numbers: Weekend & Senior’s Weekend Locum Program – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    The Weekend Locum Program was initiated in 1995 to provide relief to ensure that weekend call for rural physicians was no greater...

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  • Check out the February edition of RPAP Review             – 25th February 2015

    Check out the February edition of RPAP Review – 25th February 2015

    What’s new in this month’s RPAP Review? David Kay says rural healthcare reform requires courage of conviction The 2013-14 KPIs are out,...

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  • Vegreville hopes to make medical students feel at home – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Vegreville hopes to make medical students feel at home – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Future healthcare professionals are coming to Vegreville to discover the advantages of living and working in a rural Alberta community.      RPAP |...

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  • RhPAP News Plus  : RPAP By the Numbers: Shadowing Initiative  – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    RhPAP News Plus : RPAP By the Numbers: Shadowing Initiative – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    RPAP helps organize opportunities for medical students to job shadow rural physicians. First-year and second-year medical students have an opportunity to shadow...

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