July 6, 2015 • Written in Practicing Physicians 0 Comments

Tagged with apljobs.ca CME Continuing Professional Development Emergency Medical Education Enrichment Training GEMS Locum Services Physician education Physician retention PracticalDoc Practising Physicians Recruitment Support • Written by Jonathan Koch

Physicians in rural Alberta can upgrade skills or acquire new ones through RPAP Enrichment Programs.

New- The Peter K. Lindsay Enrichment Training Program

The Peter K. Lindsay Enrichment Program is a training program for rural physicians who wish to upgrade existing medical skills, or gain new skills, in order to meet the medical needs of their community and surrounding area.

Click here to learn more.

General Emergency Medicine Skills (GEMS)

GEMS is an on-line, multimedia emergency-skills training experience with a hands-on simulation component via a STARS Human Patient Simulation session that enables rural physicians to upgrade emergency medical skills at work or at home.  GEMS learning modules now include:

  • Preparation for Transport,
  • C-Spine X-Ray and CT Head,
  • Central Venous Access & Intraosseous Infusion,
  • Shock
  • Advanced Airway Management and Rapid Sequence Intubation
  • Emergency Thoracostomy
  • Injured Child

Click here to learn more about GEMS.

Recruitment Support Program - Clinical Privileges

This program provides an honorarium to candidates undergoing an assessment for additional skills, such as C-Sections and FP-Anaesthesia, necessary to determine a grant of clinical privileges, and to their preceptor. (Funding is dependent on budget.)

> Click here for more information.

Rural Medical Staff Professional Development program

This program provides up to two weeks of financial support for practising rural Alberta physicians acquiring skills important to their community.
Rural medical staff may qualify for up to $3500 from RPAP and may be used to provide honoraria for local physicians seeking training, honoraria for preceptors or presenters, and for appropriate travel expenses.

> Click here to learn more.

Emergency Medicine Enrichment (EME) program

EME provides emergency medicine training to rural physicians, enabling them to competently and confidently deal with rural emergency patients, from assessment and management through to appropriate referral and transport.

> Click here to learn more about EME.

Continuing Medical Education

Aided by RPAP funding, the Continuing Medical Education/Continuous Professional Learning office at the University of Calgary works with rural physicians to provide high quality CME/CPL to meet the needs of rural Alberta.

> Click here to learn more about CME.


PracticalDoc.ca was formed by RPAP to provide practicing rural physicians with a place where they can access on-line 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.

 > Click here to access PracticalDoc.ca

Locum Services

The weekend and senior weekend locum programs provide weekend relief so rural physicians may work emergency department shifts of a frequency no greater than one-in-four weekends.

The weekend locum programs are funded by RPAP and delivered under contract by the Alberta Medical Association.

> Click here for more information on Locum Services.


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