Call For Rural Physician Award Nomination

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Has a local doctor made a big difference in your rural community? Has your rural community successfully used a new approach for recruiting and retaining physicians?

The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan (RPAP) invites rural residents, communities and organizations to develop nominations for three prestigious awards:

Early careerist award. This award recognizes the significant contributions of a rural physician within their first 12 years of practice. They are already making a difference for their clients, their community and medical practice.

Rural physician award of distinction. This award recognizes a physician who presently lives and works in rural Alberta and has done so for more than 12 years. They demonstrate superior commitment and contributions through medical practice, teaching, research and/ or community service.

Alberta rural community recruitment and retention award. In partnership with the Alberta Chambers of Commerce, this award is presented to recognize a rural Alberta community that has best developed innovative and collaborative approaches and solutions resulting in successful physician recruitment and retention in their area.

The nomination deadline is 5:00 p.m. 31 March 2011. For more detailed nomination information, visit and click on What’s New or call toll-free 1-866-423-9911.

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