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Nursing the unique needs of the North

RhPAP continues its celebration of 2020 The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife with profiles of three nurse practitioners (NPs) in rural Alberta. These…

RhPAP continues its celebration of 2020 The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife with profiles of three nurse practitioners (NPs) in rural Alberta. These articles by Lorena Franchuk discuss how NPs contribute to health care throughout Alberta and how…

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  • Driving around with a carton of eggs on top of her car: High River physician shares her story of the rural difference

    Driving around with a carton of eggs on top of her car: High River physician shares her story of the rural difference

    Dr. Sarah Makhdoom has been practising in High River, Alberta since 2003. In that time, she has trained over 100 up–and–coming physicians. She points out...

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  • RhPAP offers Continuing Professional Development opportunities for Rural Alberta physicians

    RhPAP offers Continuing Professional Development opportunities for Rural Alberta physicians

    Physicians in rural Alberta communities can access opportunities through RhPAP to upgrade or gain new skills in order to better meet the...

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  • The Rural & Isolated Support Endeavour (RISE)

    The Rural & Isolated Support Endeavour (RISE)

    RISE was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide emotional support and companionship to patients living in rural areas across Canada who are experiencing increased isolation due to social distancing restrictions.

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  • Pandemic reveals strength of primary care collaboration 

    Pandemic reveals strength of primary care collaboration 

    As COVID-19 settled into the Calgary area in mid-March, some physician groups throughout the region reached out to one another for support and to establish a collaborative response.

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  • Peace River a draw for Canadian medical grads

    Peace River a draw for Canadian medical grads

    Many homegrown family doctors have been drawn to a welcoming Northern Alberta community, outfitted with a well-supported teaching hospital. Several western Canadian graduates have been part...

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  • Lethbridge hosts ultrasound training for future rural docs

    Lethbridge hosts ultrasound training for future rural docs

    Rural family medicine residents from the University of Calgary’s Cummings School of Medicine (U of C CSM) gathered on a snowy Saturday in Lethbridge recently to learn how using point-of-care ultrasound can make a difference in an emergency situation. 

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  • Community works together to support new moms and caregivers

    Community works together to support new moms and caregivers

    Being a physician doesn’t mean you are immune to life’s health challenges.

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

    Rural Alberta health-care heroes receive well-deserved recognition

    Mayerthorpe, Pincher Creek, Provost, and Sundre home to 2019 RhPAP Rhapsody Award recipients  Health-care heroes in four rural Alberta communities are the recipients of the 2019...

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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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