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After wildfires ravaged Slave Lake almost a decade ago, half of the community’s physicians moved on. As the community rebuilt, a unique model of health…

After wildfires ravaged Slave Lake almost a decade ago, half of the community’s physicians moved on. As the community rebuilt, a unique model of health care emerged, meeting the needs of a town on the rebound, and blazing a trail…

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  • The landscape of rural healthcare: By the regions – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    The landscape of rural healthcare: By the regions – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Starting this week, and continuing on a weekly basis until July, we will be profiling the landscape of rural healthcare in Alberta,...

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  • Video: Collaboration, retention focus brought attraction, retention success to Vegreville             – 23rd March 2015

    Video: Collaboration, retention focus brought attraction, retention success to Vegreville – 23rd March 2015

    By 2004, a family doctor was hard to come by in Vegreville. The community was down to three physicians, a drastic decrease...

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  • RPAP By the Numbers: Alberta Rural Family Medicine Network             – 20th March 2015

    RPAP By the Numbers: Alberta Rural Family Medicine Network – 20th March 2015

    The Alberta Rural Family Medicine Network (ARFMN) offers a two-year rural-based Family Medicine residency training program that focuses mainly on rural and...

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  • Vegreville honoured with provincial physician attraction and retention award – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Vegreville honoured with provincial physician attraction and retention award – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    An Alberta community that learned the importance of maintaining a connection with physicians and their families has been recognized for their efforts....

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  • High Level region to welcome future healthcare professionals – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    High Level region to welcome future healthcare professionals – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Fifty students from several healthcare disciplines will have a unique opportunity this weekend to discover the advantages of living and working in...

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  • How does an international physician end up in Alberta?              – 16th March 2015

    How does an international physician end up in Alberta? – 16th March 2015

    As we prepare for the 7th Annual RPAP Community Attraction & Retention Conference, here is a look back at Dr. Wilhene Zwanepoel’s...

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  • RhPAP News Plus  : RPAP By the Numbers: Physician Attraction and Retention  – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    RhPAP News Plus : RPAP By the Numbers: Physician Attraction and Retention – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    RPAP uses several means to support community physician attraction and retention efforts: RPAP’s Community Recruitment Consultants (CRCs) are involved In supporting the...

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  • Bonnyville Physician recruitment and retention committee – A good news story – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Bonnyville Physician recruitment and retention committee – A good news story – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Last year in the spring, Bonnyville community lost five physicians in a very short period of time, leading to the possibility of...

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  • Siksika Nation to welcome medical, health science students for unique professional and cultural experience             – 10th March 2015

    Siksika Nation to welcome medical, health science students for unique professional and cultural experience – 10th March 2015

    Community and cultural exposure will be a big part of this weekend’s RPAP Medical Skills event, taking place 14 March 2015 on...

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  • David Kay: The importance of having a trusted general practitioner – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    David Kay: The importance of having a trusted general practitioner – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    With the 2015-2016 Provincial budget scheduled to be tabled on 26 March 2015, the final report of the Rural Health Services Review...

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  • RhPAP News Plus  : RPAP By the Numbers: Annual Conference  – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    RhPAP News Plus : RPAP By the Numbers: Annual Conference – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    RPAP’s Community Recruitment Consultants (CRCs) are involved in supporting the development and enhancement of local physician attraction and retention (A&R) committees. This...

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  • Building on success             – 5th March 2015

    Building on success – 5th March 2015

    It was a busy weekend of teaching, networking, and eating during the Town of Vegreville’s recent Skills Day and community visit. Held...

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