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  • Saluting RhPAP’s rural physician leaders: Dr. Gavin Parker

    Saluting RhPAP’s rural physician leaders: Dr. Gavin Parker

    Dr. Gavin Parker’s introduction to RhPAP came very early in his medical career. The Winnipeg native was studying medicine at the University...

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  • Saluting RhPAP’s rural physician leaders: Dr. John Gillett

    Saluting RhPAP’s rural physician leaders: Dr. John Gillett

    20 years ago, Dr. John Gillett came to Grande Cache from South Africa, with a short stint in Regina on the way....

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  • Dr. Pieter DeWet recognized  20 years of service in the Smoky River area

    Dr. Pieter DeWet recognized 20 years of service in the Smoky River area

    On March 1, 2019 the Smoky River Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee celebrated Dr. Pieter DeWet for providing medical services in the Smoky...

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  • Deadline for 2019 Rhapsody Awards is March 31

    Deadline for 2019 Rhapsody Awards is March 31

    RhPAP invites rural Albertans to submit an application for the 2019 RhPAP Rhapsody Awards. To be eligible for this year’s celebration, nominations...

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  • CME: UofC Confident ECG Interpretation Course

    CME: UofC Confident ECG Interpretation Course

    Confident ECG Interpretation: Pick up the Pearls and Pass by the Pitfalls is facilitated by cardiologists from the University of Calgary Cardiac...

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  • Emergency training course brings respect and understanding to fellow providers

    Emergency training course brings respect and understanding to fellow providers

    Two-day training focuses on rural health-care scenarios  Realistic emergency scenarios, mixed with a little humour, have physicians, nurses, and paramedics sharing a new...

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  • Webinar: UofC Therapeutics Course

    Webinar: UofC Therapeutics Course

    This evidence-based course is designed to introduce family physicians, specialist physicians, pharmacists and nurse practitioners to new medications, new indications for older...

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  • Spirit River’s “Dr. Tom” enjoys a sweet ending to a long career

    Spirit River’s “Dr. Tom” enjoys a sweet ending to a long career

    I had the pleasure of joining the Central Peace A & R Committee in celebrating the retirement of Dr. Tom Phillips in...

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  • Enhanced Surgical Skills in rural Alberta: Q&A with Dr. Audrée Bédard and Dr. Jared Van Bussel

    Enhanced Surgical Skills in rural Alberta: Q&A with Dr. Audrée Bédard and Dr. Jared Van Bussel

    Family physicians who offer enhanced surgical skills (ESS) are vital to rural Alberta communities. Rural GPs who can perform enhanced surgeries like...

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  • Enrichment training opportunities for Alberta’s rural physicians

    Enrichment training opportunities for Alberta’s rural physicians

    Physicians in rural Alberta have an opportunity to learn the skills they need to better serve their communities. The Peter K. Lindsay...

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  • Boot-camp style ultrasound course kicks training into high gear

    Boot-camp style ultrasound course kicks training into high gear

    A group of doctors from southern Alberta are ready to put their newfound ultrasound skills to good use. On October 12 and...

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  • Just call him “Dave”: Rhapsody Awards Profile

    Just call him “Dave”: Rhapsody Awards Profile

    Meet Dr. David Welch. Well, actually, he would prefer it if you just called him Dave.    On a beautiful day in mid-October, I caught up with Dave,...

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