Rural Rotations

Support is available for medical students and residents to take part of their training in rural communities.  This is provided through mandatory and elective rotations with preceptors in rural Alberta.  Not only does this give direct experience with rural practice but it also provides exposure to rural lifestyle and local culture.


Support to rural rotations includes:

  • accommodations and funding for travel
  • university support and links to training site preceptors

Rural rotation approval process:

  • learners contact and obtain approval from UGME or residency program
  • learners obtain subsequent approval from UofA Rural and Regional Health or UofC Distributed Learning and Rural Initiatives
  • RPAP organizes accommodation upon receiving request from universities
  • RPAP sends the learner an email of arranged accommodation prior to the scheduled rotation

For more information regarding accommodations for the Rural Rotation initiative, please contact Donna Bonsteel, Program Coordinator North: or Shawna Banman, Program Coordinator South: