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Welcome Rural Residents!


How to Setup your Rural Elective

rural electives process

* ROYAL COLLEGE RESIDENTS

All Elective requests for Royal College Residents must go through your respective Program Administrator who will then coordinate with the DLRI Rural Electives Coordinator. 


The Best Waugh Resident Award is designed to provide financial assistance to 2 dedicated residents with interest in rural medicine, one Family Medicine Resident and one Royal College Resident.

CRIEE funding is available on a first come first served basis for learners (undergraduate students and residents) going on a remote or isolated elective in Alberta, Northwest Territories, Yukon or Nunavut. This funding is not available to residents that have alternate funding for the territories. The funding covers travel and accommodations up to a maximum of $2,000 per elective. Rotation funding will be split between the number of qualified applicants.

The rural medical education offices at the UofC (Distributed Learning & Rural Initiatives, DLRI) and UofA (Office of Rural and Regional Health, ORRH) work closely together with Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP) to secure housing for your rural rotations and have created a harmonized housing policy. Housing is provided for learners like yourself, to support your educational experience through continuity of community and is through a shared housing model.