May 19, 2016 • Written in Practicing Physicians Community Support 0 Comments

Tagged with Award of Distinction Awards Physician recognition Physician retention Rural Community Award • Written by Jonathan Koch

They are the  ‘unsung heroes’ of Alberta's rural communities, providing outstanding medical services, and making huge contributions to the health and well-being of their communities.

Each year, RPAP presents the Alberta Rural Physician Award of Distinction to an unsung hero of rural healthcare in Alberta. 

Be inspired by the stories of rural Alberta's physicians of distinction: The recipients of the RPAP Rural Alberta Physician Award of Distinction.

Click here to read profiles of each recipient, or check out the video playlist, profiling our RPAP Award recipients since 2002.

Nominate your healthcare hero for an RPAP Award

Applicants now have until June 15, 2016 to submit an RPAP Award nomination.

The RPAP Awards recognize and celebrate rural Alberta physicians and communities who exhibit excellence in the delivery of healthcare to rural residents. Each year, RPAP | Health Workforce for Alberta selects recipients for the following awards:

The RPAP Alberta Rural Physician Award of Distinction

The RPAP Award of Distinction was created in 2002 to recognize the contributions of all rural physicians, especially those ‘unsung heroes’ who provide Alberta rural communities with outstanding medical services and who also make huge contributions to medical practice and their communities.

  • If your nomination is successful, RPAP will honour your healthcare hero with a professionally produced profile video, telling the story of their outstanding achievement!
  • Recognition of the successful recipient will occur at a future RPAP event. The recognition video and the RPAP Rural Physician Award of Distinction will be presented at this time.

The Alberta Rural Community Attraction and Retention Award

The Alberta Rural Physician Community Attraction and Retention Award recognizes a rural Alberta community that has best developed innovative and collaborative approaches and solutions resulting in successful physician attraction and retention. 

  • A professionally prodcued video to promote your community, telling the story of your committee's successful approach towards physician attraction and retention.
  • Recognition of the successful recipient will occur at a future RPAP event. The recognition video and theAlberta Rural Community Physician Attraction and Retention Award will be presented at this time.

Visit for more information on the RPAP Awards and to access a nomination form for 2016.

You can also view profiles of our previous Rural Alberta Physicians and Communities of Distinction.

Submit your nomination package today!

All completed nomination packages may be mailed or emailed to:

RPAP Award Selection Committee

2801 Telus House, 10020 – 100 Street NW

Edmonton, AB T5J 0N3


Please note: All nominations must be submitted prior to 4:30 p.m. on June 15, 2016.


For questions about the nomination package, or the RPAP Awards program, please contact the Senior Communications and Marketing Consultant at; or call toll-free at 1-866- 423-9911.

Recognize and celebrate the healthcare heroes in your rural Alberta community: Nominate them for an RPAP Award today!

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