Postgraduate Programs

Distributed Learning and Rural Initiatives supports residents going on rotations in rural communities by assisting in arranging placements, providing funding support for preceptor honoraria, and processing learner expenses. 

These rural rotations are CRUCIAL in exposing residents to the jobs outside of major academic centres

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The Resident Experience in Rural Alberta

Residents have a unique opportunity to serve rural communities in their practice. But why choose rural medicine? Whether it’s increasing your exposure to generalism, working with patients with undifferentiated issues, or seeing the continuum of care, there is a great opportunity and need for skilled talent in rural Alberta.

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Family Medicine

All Family Medicine Residents are required to do 2 blocks of rural family medicine in their second year of residency. Locations for this rotation are typically based in Southern and Central Alberta and include such locations as Stettler, Pincher Creek, Drumheller, Cardston and Sundre.

Distributed Learning and Rural Initiatives supports residents going on these rotations by providing accommodations free of cost as well as travel reimbursement. Rotations are scheduled by the Department of Family Medicine.

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Rural/Regional Rotations

DLRI sets up and covers the cost of accommodation and mileage for rural and regional rotations in Alberta.  Accommodation for rotations in the NWT and Yukon are not covered, however, some sites may set up housing, or additional funding may be available.  All rotations must be booked through your home program coordinator first. 

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UCalgary FM Residency Electives

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UCalgary Rural Residency Electives

UCalgary Rural Residency Program Electives

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Visiting Alberta Resident Electives

Visiting Resident Electives

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Why do a rural rotation and/or elective?

Greater clinical exposure

Diversified experience

Greater autonomy

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