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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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  • 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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  • RhPAP research grant leads to virtual success: Telehealth integration keeps patients close to home

    RhPAP research grant leads to virtual success: Telehealth integration keeps patients close to home

      A Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP)-supported research project in the Crowsnest Pass municipality in Southern Alberta has been making significant...

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  • That’s the Spirit: A doctor’s mission to transform rural health care

    That’s the Spirit: A doctor’s mission to transform rural health care

    In the heart of Spirit River, a dedicated family physician is rewriting the story of rural health care.  Dr. Deanna Funk, driven...

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  • Q&A with RhPAP Board Member Dr. Michael Caffaro

    Q&A with RhPAP Board Member Dr. Michael Caffaro

    Dr. Michael Caffaro joined the RhPAP Board of Directors in 2022 as a representative for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of...

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  • REAL program helps physiotherapist offer patients advanced care close to home

    REAL program helps physiotherapist offer patients advanced care close to home

    “Dry needling” is so successful for a rural Alberta physiotherapist that he’s expanding his knowledge, so more people with chronic pain and...

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  • Doctor trades hammer for stethoscope with help from RESIDE program

    Doctor trades hammer for stethoscope with help from RESIDE program

      Dr. Kirk Reid didn’t always have his sights set on becoming a physician, but he knew his future would involve helping...

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  • Q&A with RhPAP Board member Ashley Woytuik

    Q&A with RhPAP Board member Ashley Woytuik

      Ashley Woytuik has practised as a registered nurse for 12 years, and has worked in an emergency setting for a decade....

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  • Community’s top-notch welcome persuades medical student to pursue rural

    Community’s top-notch welcome persuades medical student to pursue rural

    Dr. Topher Mostert fondly remembers the warm welcome he received from the community of Cold Lake during an RhPAP-sponsored event five years...

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  • Early exposure can influence medical learners to practise rural

    Early exposure can influence medical learners to practise rural

    Dr. Mark Prins knows growing up on a Lacombe-area farm had a major impact on where he is today. Growing up rural...

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  • Student-led clinic delivers dental care to rural Métis residents

    Student-led clinic delivers dental care to rural Métis residents

    Taking care of our mouth, teeth, and gums is an important part of overall health. This is the message from the Canadian...

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