Application Process

Application for Enhanced Skills Training Positions

The Enhanced Skills Training Program accepts applications from physicians holding certification from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). Candidates who have not yet completed their requirements for certification, are expected to have obtained CFPC prior to commencing their enhanced skills training program. Applicants may be:
  • second-year Family Medicine residents of Alberta and other Canadian universities,
  • practicing physicians from throughout Canada, or
  • international medical graduates who are eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

Some positions are tied to a Return in Service Agreement (RiSA). It is possible for those coming from areas outside of Alberta may arrange a RiSA within their province. Practicing physicians already working in rural Alberta should apply for funding from the Enrichment Program of the Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan. The exact details of the return-in-service commitment are negotiated between the applicant and RPAP.

Deadline for submitting applications is specific to each program.

(Click on titles for Program
Fact Sheets)

Application Deadline Method of Application
Anesthesiology * Application Opens: September 1, 2017
* Application Closes: October 31, 2017
Application Form
Care of the Elderly
Variable Application Form
Surgical Skills
Variable Application Form
Sport and Exercise Medicine

* Application Opened: August 21, 2017
* Application Deadline: October 6, 2017
* Interviews: October 6 – November 24, 2017
* Acceptance Notification: December 7, 2017
* Confirmation of Acceptance Deadline: December 15, 2017

Application Form

Palliative Care

* Application Opens: September 1, 2017
* Application Closes: October 16, 2017
* Interviews: October 20 - November 20, 2017
* Acceptance Notification: December 7, 2017

Application Form
Occupational Medicine
Variable Application Form
Emergency Medicine
See CaRMS webpage
Apply through CaRMS