Rural & Regional Health

Access to quality and essential medical services is significant to all Albertans, especially those living in rural or regional areas. The University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry recognizes the importance of experienced professionals implementing health-care services within rural communities.

To help achieve its vision of a healthy Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry established the Office of Rural & Regional Health (ORRH) in June 2006. ORRH is designed to co-ordinate initiatives and support the development of new health-care programs for rural and regional Alberta. We seek to weave rural and regional health through the education and training of U of A medical students and residents.

Our goal is to enlighten each learner with an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges—and the sense of fulfilment—a physician gains while working in Alberta’s vibrant rural and regional communities.

The Office of Rural & Regional Health gratefully acknowledges the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, the Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan (RPAP) and Alberta Health for financial and academic support toward rural programs and initiatives.


2016 Teaching Awards
Red Deer
Preceptor of the Year - Dr. Muti Kauchali
Specialty Preceptor of the Year - Dr. Rob Perlau

Grande Prairie
Preceptor of the Year - Dr. Richard Martin
Specialty Preceptor of the Year - Dr. Angela Barreth


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Application deadline: Friday, May 26, 2017