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RESIDE Program

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

RESIDE Program
RESIDE Program

The RESIDE Program

Resident and new-in-practice family medicine physicians who are interested in exploring and practising in rural and remote parts of Alberta and meet program eligibility requirements are able to apply. Successful applicants receive the following supports in the community to which they are matched:  

  • support finding accommodations  
  • community orientation and continuing community engagement  
  • a financial benefit in return for three years of medical practice in one of the designated rural communities

Frequently Asked Questions

Watch Emeka Ekwosimba, RESIDE program director, outline details of the RESIDE program and answer questions from rural communities.

RESIDE Program
RESIDE Program


Program eligibility criteria is currently under review for next application phase.

Application Requirements & Timeline

  • Applications reopen fall 2022
  • More details on applications coming soon.

Selection Process & Timeline

For additional enquiries, please contact the RESIDE Team at