If you are a rural physician, help is always at your fingertips.
The Virtual Library, part of RPAP’s PracticalDoc.ca website, is home to just-in-time clinical resources, procedures to help you in a pinch and tips and tricks to keep your skills sharp.
Need to brush on an unfamiliar procedure? Check out our Procedures for a quick refresh. Browse our Skills Section for tips and tricks from experienced practical docs and cases that challenge diagnostic and management abilities.
Practical Doc is by rural doctors, for rural doctors, so if you have a favourite resource or tool worth sharing, you can submit it to Practical Doc. The website is also home to video and podcasts from around the globe, as well as PowerPoint presentations that look at providing the best educational experience for a resident physician.
Practical Doc was formed in response to the ongoing need to provide practicing rural physicians with a place where they can access online skills, resources, and support. More than a clearinghouse for content, Practical Doc merges the needs of a physician who may be looking for information with the support that can be sometimes hard to find when working in a rural community.
Offering teaching and technological resopurces, as well as an online Virtual Library for rural physicians, PracticalDoc.ca is funded by RPAP | Health Workforce for Alberta.