August 24, 2015 • Written in Resident Physicians 0 Comments

Tagged with Alberta Rural Family Medicine Network ARFMN Physician attraction Physician education RAN Resident physicians Rural Alberta North University of ALberta • Written by Jonathan Koch

Rural practice is a demanding but exciting and fulfilling career choice. 

Rural Alberta North is the rural family medicine residency program of the University of Alberta. RAN's innovative two-year program prepares medical graduates for certification in Family Medicine and for practice anywhere in Canada.

Through the CaRMS match residents choose a home base for the two years in either Grande Prairie (CaRMS code 756720) or Red Deer (CaRMS code 756620).


Family Medicine residents of Rural Alberta North and Rural Alberta South enjoy a high quality of residency training provided through these units of the provinces' two fully accredited Family Medicine departments. This training leads to eligibility for certification in Family Medicine with the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

The clinical curriculum offers significant flexibility with respect to site, sequence and length of experiences. While similar to the main Family Medicine programs and to each other, the curricula of Rural Alberta North and Rural Alberta South have some variability. The general curriculum of both Nodes or units is comprised of core and elective rotations and a schedule of academic events that includes seminars, case presentations, rounds and workshops.

Alberta Rural Family Medicine Network

RAN is part of the Alberta Rural Family Medicine Network (ARFMN) offers dedicated Family Medicine residency training to prepare competent physicians for the broad demands of rural practice. The Network is a unique collaborative venture of The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan (RPAP), the Family Medicine departments of the Universities of Alberta and Calgary, and Alberta's rural physicians and Alberta Health Services.

For more details on curriculum , locations, faculty and staff, please visit the Rural Alberta North home page.

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