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Virginia Layton: 2024 Rural Medical School Award recipient

Virginia Layton Community: Grassy Lake, Alberta Medical school: University of Alberta A former echocardiographer who offered diagnostic heart and carotid tests to rural Southern Alberta…

Virginia Layton Community: Grassy Lake, Alberta Medical school: University of Alberta A former echocardiographer who offered diagnostic heart and carotid tests to rural Southern Alberta residents for years is expanding her medical knowledge and expertise to become a rural physician.…

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  • RhPAP welcomes two new Rural Community Development and Engagement Consultants

    RhPAP welcomes two new Rural Community Development and Engagement Consultants

    RhPAP is pleased to welcome new staff members Anya Langkow and Lynsey Robinson. Both staff will join the Rural Community Development and...

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  • RhPAP contributes to health professional learning in Banff

    RhPAP contributes to health professional learning in Banff

    RhPAP staff were kept busy from January 18–20 in Banff, Alberta as several events were taking place over the same three-day period....

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  • SRPC members needed to chair, plan 2024 Edmonton R&R Conference

    SRPC members needed to chair, plan 2024 Edmonton R&R Conference

    The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada is excited to inform you that Rural and Remote Medicine Conference 2024 is scheduled for...

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  • Nominations for the 2023 Rhapsody Awards are now open

    Nominations for the 2023 Rhapsody Awards are now open

    Has a special physician or health professional made a big difference in your life? Celebrate all that health professionals do for rural...

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  • Dr. Danae Wolfaardt moved 16,000 km to practice family medicine in Spirit River

    Dr. Danae Wolfaardt moved 16,000 km to practice family medicine in Spirit River

    Dr. Danae Wolfaardt’s arrival in Spirit River was a homecoming of sorts. Dr. Wolfaardt’s mother grew up in the community a hour...

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  • Virtual care makes rural counselling more accessible

    Virtual care makes rural counselling more accessible

    Rural Albertans who need mental health support during the upcoming holiday season or in the future have a new way to connect...

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  • “Let’s Go Rural!” High School Event in Brooks introduces students to rural health-care opportunities

    “Let’s Go Rural!” High School Event in Brooks introduces students to rural health-care opportunities

    The goal of an RhPAP Let’s Go Rural high school event is to introduce students to career opportunities in rural health care...

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  • Growing the next generation of health professionals in Beaver County

    Growing the next generation of health professionals in Beaver County

    Health professionals from the Beaver County region will teach high school students from Tofield, Holden, and Viking basic medical skills at an...

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  • “Lets Go Rural!” Post-secondary Experience in St. Paul and Elk Point encourages bilingual nursing students to think rural

    “Lets Go Rural!” Post-secondary Experience in St. Paul and Elk Point encourages bilingual nursing students to think rural

    A wagon ride, a French music concert, and a visit to a UFO landing pad: What a time was had by 23...

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  • Rural nurse practitioner helps fill gap in local primary care access

    Rural nurse practitioner helps fill gap in local primary care access

    Saluting nurse practitioners during #NPWeek RhPAP sends a shout out to all the nurse practitioners across rural Alberta during National Nurse Practitioner...

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  • A Nurse Practitioner’s Experience of Northern Alberta

    A Nurse Practitioner’s Experience of Northern Alberta

    Making a move from a southern Alberta community to the province’s north might seem like a risk to many, but it was...

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  • Growing the next generation of health professionals in the Brooks Newell region

    Growing the next generation of health professionals in the Brooks Newell region

    Brooks and area high school students to receive a hands-on health-care experience on Nov. 9 Health professionals from the Brooks Newell region...

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