The Rural Mentorship Program connects first- and second-year medical students with Alberta rural physicians, providing these students with the opportunity to observe and learn skills and to practise simple medical procedures in a rural context. For physicians, this program is an excellent way to promote your practice and community to students considering practice in rural Alberta.
Mentorship experiences involve the participation of the University of Alberta and University of Calgary Faculties of Medicine and RhPAP. The University and RhPAP work in conjunction to organize the experience (community, date/time, and physician) and provide liability coverage and funding. Physician mentors pick the times and dates that work for them and RhPAP will take care of the rest.