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RESIDE Program

The Rural Education Supplement and Integrated Doctor Experience (RESIDE) Program is designed to address challenges in patient access to physicians and health services in rural and remote areas of the province by supporting new-in-practice physicians to explore living and working in rural Alberta. 

Why you should consider the RESIDE program

Questions about the RESIDE Program?


RESIDE Program
RESIDE Program

The RESIDE Program

Alberta Government Logo The RESIDE program is funded by the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Health.

RESIDE Community Levels 

Level I Communities

Generally, Level 1 communities are more remote. Successful participants who elect to go to any of these communities will receive $80,000 for a two-year return-of-service term or $120,000 for a three-year return-of-service term. 

Level II Communities

Successful participants who elect to go to any of these communities will receive $45,000 for two years return of service or $80,000 for three years return of service. 

For the full list of RESIDE eligibility requirements, go to the RESIDE Program Frequently Asked Questions
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RESIDE Program

Apply for RESIDE

If you are eligible, there are four steps to apply and be selected for the RESIDE Program:

Step 1: Explore and identify community of choice

Currently rural family medicine physician positions are available in the following RESIDE eligible communities in rural Alberta.

  • L1 – Community Level 1
  • L2 – Community Level 2

For more jobs visit the Doctor Jobs Alberta website.

Please direct all inquiries related to the postings below to Alberta Health Services.

Click on the community name to link to current family medicine physician job postings for that community.



Visit to find RESIDE-eligible positions!
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RESIDE Program

Step 2: Get in touch and know the community

Do you have questions about your community of choice including about health practice and quality of life? Email us at

Step 3: Apply for a Family Physician position

Visit the Alberta Health Services Doctor Jobs Alberta website to search for a RESIDE-eligible family medicine physician vacancy in your preferred communities (as per step 1). Review and apply for the job opportunity. Note: Only family medicine physician vacancies in a RESIDE Program community are eligible for the RESIDE Program funding.

Step 4: Apply for the RESIDE Program

On completion of step 3, you can apply for the RESIDE Program. You don’t need to wait to see if you get the position. Please make note of the job identification number of the position you applied for. You will need it to complete your RESIDE application.

Apply for the RESIDE program
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RESIDE Program

RESIDE Program Selection Process

On completion of Step 3 (above) and on the job closing, Alberta Health Services (AHS) will review your application and schedule an interview if you have been shortlisted. AHS is responsible for the interview and recruitment of physicians for the posted positions. RhPAP works with AHS to identify successful applicants who are eligible for the RESIDE Program.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their job application by AHS while RhPAP will provide information on the applicant’s RESIDE application afterwards. Successful applicants will be offered positions by AHS in the community that the applicant identified during the application process.

Candidates should keep the following in mind in terms of the outcome of this process:

  • If applicants are not successful in the job application stage, the applicant will not be considered for the RESIDE Program by RhPAP.
  • Successful applicants will have two weeks to decide if they will accept or decline the RESIDE Program agreement.
  • If a successful applicant does not wish to participate in the RESIDE program, they can proceed with their practice in the community. The applicant won’t be eligible to apply for the RESIDE program for that same community in the future. However, the applicant may access other RhPAP programs that they are eligible for.
Questions? Email the RESIDE team.

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