Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre


The Rural Family Medicine (RFM) program in Red Deer offers opportunities for individuals and or families to feel at home and become part of a community. We take 10 residents each year and take pride in creating a cohesiveness within the group.

There are five RFM rotation sites that are located within a 55 Km radius of Red Deer allowing you commute from home and stay with your family more often. You also have access to over 20 additional sites throughout AB if you wish to practice outside of the Central Zone.

We hold monthly Wellness mornings and gather three times a year with Grande Prairie and Yellowknife at Rural workshops. Red Deer is centrally located and there are many beautiful attractions within a few short hours drive.

Learning Opportunities

  • Full scope rural family medicine
  • Preceptor-based learning
  • Non serviced-based experience
  • Priority access to procedures as the sole residency program on site
  • Additional rotations such as Addictions, Dermatology and Geriatrics included in your first year
  • Opportunity to do an Integrated Program in your first year in Camrose where you will spend time doing RFM, Obs & Gyn, General Surgery, Geriatrics & Internal Medicine
  • On site eSIM lab with protected time resident sessions

Site Contacts

Dr. Alanna Bowie
Site Co-Director
Dr. Cayla Gilbert
Site Co-Director
Jessica Horvath
Site Administrator