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Many paths lead to careers in rural health care

The first step to embarking on a rural health-care career isn’t necessarily applying to a health-care training program. The pathway to such a career is…

The first step to embarking on a rural health-care career isn’t necessarily applying to a health-care training program. The pathway to such a career is incredibly varied, as there are many ways to test out the profession before training. Some…

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  • Our website is responsive to your needs – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Our website is responsive to your needs – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    RPAP now offers the same online experience on any device with our new mobile friendly platform. We teamed up with Edmonton-based companies,...

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  • We welcome some new faces to RPAP              – 11th September 2014

    We welcome some new faces to RPAP – 11th September 2014

    Starting in Edmonton, we’re happy to announce the addition of Nils Meunier to the RPAP team. As Research and Analysis Associate, Nils...

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  • Video: Flagstaff County – Learning to work together – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Video: Flagstaff County – Learning to work together – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    An east-central Alberta committee that focused on their collective strengths to address a healthcare crunch was the recipient of the 2013 Alberta...

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  • Video: Brooks & County of Newell – Overcoming crisis was a joint effort

    Video: Brooks & County of Newell – Overcoming crisis was a joint effort

    Working together to deal with a physician shortage was the key to success for the co-recipients of the 2012 Alberta Rural Community...

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  • Video: Dr. Martinus Reedyk of Three Hills – Seeing the individual, not a list of symptoms – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Video: Dr. Martinus Reedyk of Three Hills – Seeing the individual, not a list of symptoms – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    A rural Alberta physician who exhibited tireless commitment to healthcare on two continents was named recipient of the 2012 Award of Distinction...

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  • Video: Kneehill County – "Stepping in and stepping up" – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Video: Kneehill County – "Stepping in and stepping up" – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Adopting a balanced approach between physician attraction and retention made all the difference for the 2011 Alberta Rural Community Attraction and Retention...

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  • Important information for ARFMN, RMIG website users – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Important information for ARFMN, RMIG website users – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    As of September 2, 2014, visitors to RPAP’s Alberta Rural Family Medicine Network (ARFMN) and Rural Medical Interest Group (RMIG) websites will be...

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  • Video: Dr. Llewellyn Schwegmann of Valleyview – "The glue that holds our medical community together" – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Video: Dr. Llewellyn Schwegmann of Valleyview – "The glue that holds our medical community together" – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    2011’s RPAP Award of Distinction recipient was a rural Alberta physician who dedicated a quarter century of medical service to his community....

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  • Rocky Mountain House – “An organized, community-based approach to recruitment” – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Rocky Mountain House – “An organized, community-based approach to recruitment” – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    In 2010, RPAP and the Alberta Chambers of Commerce selected the Town of Rocky Mountain House and Rocky Recruitment and Retention Society...

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  • Dr. Robert Wedel of Taber – A legacy of good health             – 27th August 2014

    Dr. Robert Wedel of Taber – A legacy of good health – 27th August 2014

    Following a year hiatus, the RPAP Award program resumed in 2010. After careful consideration, the selection committee chose an individual who has...

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  • RPAP Now: Your new  Community Connection             – 26th August 2014

    RPAP Now: Your new Community Connection – 26th August 2014

    Starting in September, the Community Connection e-Newsletter will be rolled into our existing monthly RPAP Now e-Publication. Connection subscribers will begin receiving...

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  • Video: Dr. Hess Boschma of Wabamun – The gentle healer – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Video: Dr. Hess Boschma of Wabamun – The gentle healer – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    The 2008 recipient of the RPAP Rural Physician Award of Distinction believed there was more to life than making money, so he...

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