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Are You an Alberta Student Considering Medicine as a Career?

If you’re a high school student thinking about your post-secondary options, or if you’re in university and considering medical school, Be a Doctor has the info to help you decide.

How do I become a Doctor?

Getting Into Medical School

It starts with strong high school marks, followed by a college or university program. Yes, you can get into med school!

How do I get into medical school?


Be a Doc Podcast

A 5-minute podcast on the latest news for those intrigued and captivated by careers in medicine.

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The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan (RPAP) is an independent not-for-profit company funded by Alberta Health. The RPAP provides a provincially focused comprehensive, integrated and sustained program for the education, recruitment and retention of physicians for rural medical practice.


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