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Enhancing Rural Trauma Care: RhPAP Bursary for STARS Training

Are you a physician working in a rural Alberta community or resident physician in a rural stream at a Alberta university? Are you keen on…

Are you a physician working in a rural Alberta community or resident physician in a rural stream at a Alberta university? Are you keen on enhancing your trauma care skills to better serve your patients? The Rural Health Professions Action…

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  • Board member bridges communication  between AHS and rural health practitioners

    Board member bridges communication between AHS and rural health practitioners

    Family physician Dr. Christine Ellis recently joined RhPAP’s Board of Directors, representing one of the Alberta Health Services’ (AHS) seats on the...

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  • Four rural Alberta nurses share what brought them to rural practice and why they love it

    Four rural Alberta nurses share what brought them to rural practice and why they love it

    “In the end… We only regret the chances we didn’t take, the relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we...

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  • Let’s Go Rural! events come full circle for Innisfail-based nurse

    Let’s Go Rural! events come full circle for Innisfail-based nurse

    Growing up in a small town, Amber Thibault always felt the unique charm of rural life. As a nursing student, she seized...

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  • Doctor finds her ‘giddy up’ in Blairmore with support from RhPAP program

    Doctor finds her ‘giddy up’ in Blairmore with support from RhPAP program

    Dr. Vanessa Rogers’ path to becoming a physician was a bit of a rocky ride.  The horse lover and competitive rider didn’t...

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  • Speech-language pathologist targets stubborn sounds after RhPAP-funded training

    Speech-language pathologist targets stubborn sounds after RhPAP-funded training

    Getting clients to successfully pronounce particular sounds was sometimes a challenge for rural speech-language pathologist Alaina Gamache.   It wasn’t until the Bonnyville-based...

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  • New director shares business expertise with RhPAP board

    New director shares business expertise with RhPAP board

    Scott Boyer joined the RhPAP Board of Directors in 2023 as a public member representative. Born and raised in Edmonton, the married...

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  • For Nikki Kachmarchyk, rural nursing is a journey of challenges and fulfillment

    For Nikki Kachmarchyk, rural nursing is a journey of challenges and fulfillment

    Nikki Kachmarchyk, a licensed practical nurse, never imagined working in a rural community. Afterall, she didn’t mind practising in the city. But...

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  • Community collaboration shines: RhPAP, AHS and locals unite to welcome new nurse

    Community collaboration shines: RhPAP, AHS and locals unite to welcome new nurse

    A Northern Alberta community is rallying to welcome an international registered nurse with hope it will encourage him to set down roots...

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  • RESIDE funding supports new physicians in rural and remote areas

    RESIDE funding supports new physicians in rural and remote areas

    Several new family physicians are practising across the province, from Cardston to Spirit River, owing to a provincial initiative managed by RhPAP...

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  • E-SIMulations assist rural nurses with domestic violence screening

    E-SIMulations assist rural nurses with domestic violence screening

    A research project supported by RhPAP to empower rural nurses in effectively screening for domestic violence within their communities is being shared...

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  • Rural practise brings welcome challenges to new doctor

    Rural practise brings welcome challenges to new doctor

    Dr. Saurabh Parmar loves to learn something new every day. His clinic in Beaverlodge, Alberta, a nearby satellite office in Hythe, and...

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  • Locum doctor discovers rural gem a great place to RESIDE full-time

    Locum doctor discovers rural gem a great place to RESIDE full-time

    Finding your true calling is often a winding journey. For Dr. Olga Efimova, that path detoured through an economics graduate degree before...

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