May 20, 2016 • Written in School Outreach 0 Comments

Tagged with High school Medical Students Physician attraction Physician education Physician recruitment School outreach • Written by Jonathan Koch

Alberta’s next generation of physicians now have an important resource to guide them along the path to becoming a doctor.

The new provides students, parents, and Alberta’s high school guidance and career counsellors with the information young Albertans need to know about becoming a doctor.

Created by the Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan (RPAP), the refreshed provides up-to-date information and resources for Alberta students, including new multimedia platforms embedded within a responsive website, enabling web-savvy students to ask questions and make informed choices about careers in medicine.

“Information can change very quickly, and this site is a one-stop resource providing the latest, up-to-date information about becoming a doctor,” says Kimberley MacKinnon, RPAP Senior Community Recruitment Consultant, and part of the website development team

According to MacKinnon, the new is also a valuable resource for Alberta’s high school Guidance and Career Counsellors. The website provides advice to students regarding career planning, and covering topics such as medical education, residency training, and how to pay for med school.

“Both students and counsellors will find many cool new features in this refreshed site, including new multimedia platforms, an expanded social media network, informative podcasts, and access to RPAP’s many school outreach video profiles on a dedicated school outreach YouTube playlist,” says MacKinnon.

As part of RPAP’s commitment to growing our own physicians, RPAP Consultants can often be found in classrooms and at career fairs, providing Alberta’s high school and post-secondary undergrad students with information and resources regarding careers in medicine.  Students can keep up-to-date on provincial school outreach events involving RPAP through the News and Events section. They can also connect with RPAP consultants via the website and social media if they have questions, or are seeking additional information and advice.     

“The BeaDoctor website is an important tool in RPAP’s provincial school outreach strategy, so check it out, look around and connect with us,” says MacKinnon. “We’re here to support Alberta communities and students.”

For more information on and the RPAP School Outreach program, contact Kim MacKinnon at

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