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Post-Secondary Health-care Students

Pipeline to Practise

Post-Secondary Health-care Students
Post-Secondary Health-care Students

RhPAP provides support for post-secondary medical and health-care students considering rural practice including:

  • Weekend Mentorship for Medical Students
    First- and second-year Alberta medical students can follow an on-call rural physician for part or all of a weekend to see the diverse and unique range of skills involved in practising rural medicine.
    RhPAP works in coordination with the Faculties of Medicine at the University of Calgary and University of Alberta to organize these mentorship experiences. Click here to read more.
  • Let’s Go Rural! Weekend Skills Experiences
    RhPAP Weekend Skills Experiences provide first- and second-year medical and health-care students (nursing, physiotherapy, respiratory therapy, etc.) with the opportunity to visit rural Alberta communities and experience what rural medicine is all about. Participants learn basic medical skills taught by local health professionals and enjoy getting to know the host community through local activities and celebrations. Click here to read more.
  • RhPAP Rural Medical Student Award
    Each year, RhPAP offers up to four $5,000 awards to rural Alberta medical students (two students from U of A and two from U of C). The deadline for applications is February 1. Click here to read more.
  • Housing for health-care students
    RhPAP Accommodations helps locate, prepare, and provide housing for medical students, resident physicians, and other health-care students during rural training rotations.
    Through this program, RhPAP offers a simple and stress-free process, with housing that is fully furnished and conveniently located so that Alberta learners can focus on learning and enjoying their rural experience. Click here to read more.
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