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This Peace River paramedic would prefer not to take you to the hospital

The exciting thing about being a rural community paramedic is that you never know what the day may bring. One thing is certain for community…

The exciting thing about being a rural community paramedic is that you never know what the day may bring. One thing is certain for community paramedic, Tyne Lunn: each day starts at 7 a.m. at the Emergency Medical Services headquarters…

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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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  • Nanton physician recognized for dedication to patients and community – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Nanton physician recognized for dedication to patients and community – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    A rural Alberta physician who has served Nanton and area residents for over three decades is the recipient of the 2014 Alberta...

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  • RhPAP News Plus  : RPAP By the Numbers: Weekend & Senior’s Weekend Locum Program  – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    RhPAP News Plus : RPAP By the Numbers: Weekend & Senior’s Weekend Locum Program – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    The Weekend Locum Program was initiated in 1995 to provide relief to ensure that weekend call for rural physicians was no greater...

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  • Check out the February edition of RPAP Review             – 25th February 2015

    Check out the February edition of RPAP Review – 25th February 2015

    What’s new in this month’s RPAP Review? David Kay says rural healthcare reform requires courage of conviction The 2013-14 KPIs are out,...

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  • Vegreville hopes to make medical students feel at home – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Vegreville hopes to make medical students feel at home – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Future healthcare professionals are coming to Vegreville to discover the advantages of living and working in a rural Alberta community.      RPAP |...

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

    RhPAP News Plus : RPAP By the Numbers: Shadowing Initiative – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    RPAP helps organize opportunities for medical students to job shadow rural physicians. First-year and second-year medical students have an opportunity to shadow...

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