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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. 

RESIDE Program
RESIDE Program

The RESIDE Program

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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. As part of the program, successful applicants receive the following supports once they accept a RESIDE-eligible rural position:  

  • community orientation and continuing community engagement  
  • a financial benefit in return for a term of service in medical practice in one of the designated rural communities

See the RESIDE Program Frequently Asked Questions


RESIDE Program
RESIDE Program


To be eligible to apply for the RESIDE Program, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

1.) Must be one of the following:

  • A practicing family medicine physician who completed residency in Canada within the last five years.
  • A family medicine resident in their final year (second year) of residency in Canada.
  • A family medicine resident or physician completing an enhanced training (R3).

2.) Must be willing to sign and complete a return of service term in a designated RESIDE community.

3.) Must be interested in rural health.

4.) Must have applied for and be accepted into a currently-posted full-time family medicine position in a RESIDE-eligible community on the AHS Doctor Jobs website.