Rural Health Professions Actions Plan

Preceptor Support

The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan provides numerous initiatives for rural clinical teachers, known as preceptors.

Have you had a medical student shadowing you for an on-call weekend? Is training a resident physician during a rural rotation part of your busy schedule? RhPAP can help:

Rural Rotation Payments and Support

RhPAP provides payments to preceptors who undertake Rural Rotations with Medical Learners (Medical Student, PGY1 or PGY2 Family Medicine Resident).

The preceptors in each of the training sites have a direct link to the academic department they are affiliated with and are supported by the respective faculty of medicine through periodic on-site visits by faculty and preceptor development initiatives.

Preceptor Development

Through RhPAP funding and support, preceptor development courses are offered each year the University of Calgary (UofC) and the University of Alberta (UofA). These include Cabin Fever, led by the UofC distributed learning and rural initiatives office, and Fall Harvest lead by the UofA office of rural and regional health. Both events provide an opportunity to increase the preceptor’s skill set and network with other rural and regional preceptors and their families.



Want to learn more about Preceptor Supports offered by RhPAP? Contact our Adminsitrative Coordinator for details.

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