University Of Calgary Postgraduate Medicine

Rural Teaching Sites

 

Our program offers a variety of clinical settings. See below to learn more about each clinic, including patient demographics, location information, and number of residents.

At present the sites with an * are not accepting learners.

 

  • Banff- Bear Street Clinic Open or Close

    This well known mountain town has taken residents for several years and will continue to do so.  The Bear Street practice has a number of experienced teachers.  The experience will include office practice as well as acute care and long term care visits.     

    Clerks?  possibly

    UCLIC?  No

    More than one resident? No

    Obstetrics? No

  • Bassano Open or Close

    Bassano is a town of 1400 that is located about 140 km. east of Calgary.  The economic base is mostly agriculture and oil and gas activity.  The community is served by a small hospital.  The Medical Clinic is located in the hospital.  The experience will include office, ER shifts and inpatients. The community is quite close to the east end of the Siksika Nation and the possibility exists for visiting and having some experiences at the Siksika Health Centre.

    Clerks? Yes

    UCLIC?  No

    More than one resident? No

    Obstetrics? No

  • Bow Island Open or Close

    Bow Island is an agricultural community of 1900 people located about one hour east of Lethbridge.  There is one medical clinic in town that houses the family physicians that work in Bow Island.  They also provide services in Foremost, AB.  The community has an acute care hospital, long term care, seniors’ home and a facility for adults with severe developmental disabilities. 

    Clerks? Yes

    UCLIC? No

    More than one resident? No

    Obstetrics? No

  • Brooks - Newell Open or Close

    The Newell Clinic has been taking residents for several years.  This is a very busy clinic with multiple experiences including walk-in, evening clinics, obstetrics, emergency, acute care.   The community is described above. 

    Clerks? Yes (other clinic)

    RICC? No

    More than one resident? Yes

    Obstetrics? Yes

  • Brooks - South Shore Open or Close

    Brooks is a city of 13000 people that is located about 190 km. east of Calgary.  The community is served by a general hospital with a very busy emergency department.  The community has seen significant growth and changes over the past few years.  There is a large immigrant population attracted to Brooks due to jobs in the meat packing industry.  The community has three main medical clinics, two of which take residents and one is a UCLIC site.  The rotation will include office, ER, hospitalist and inpatients. 

    Clerks? Yes (other clinic)

    UCLIC? No

    More than one resident? Yes

    Obstetrics? Yes

  • Camrose Open or Close

    Camrose is a town that is located 150 km northeast of Red Deer.  It had a population of 16543 in 2008 and is growing rapidly.  It is the main referral/regional centre in central Alberta and the hospital has 76 beds, CT scanner, and an active emergency department and OR.  Mobile MRI is available monthly.  The community has over 400 deliveries per year.  Camrose has been used by UofA residents who are mostly involved with the other main clinic in town.  Dr. Babatunde (Babs) Awakan has a busy and diverse family practice at the Smith Clinic.  Although he does not do obstetrics any more, he can arrange obstetrical experiences with his colleagues for interested residents.

    Clerks? Yes  

    UCLIC? No

    More than one resident?  Possibly from other program

    Obstetrics? Possible

  • Canmore Family Practice and Obstetrics Open or Close

    This practice is a UCLIC site and is very involved in low risk obstetrics.  About an hour west of Calgary, the community has lots of recreational opportunities.  There is a busy general hospital with surgery and obstetrical programs.  Dr. Constantin is currently the main preceptor at this clinic.  She wishes to provide excellent opportunities in obstetrics and emergency and asks that only residents who are interested in these experiences consider Canmore.    

    Clerks? Yes

    UCLIC? Yes

    More than one resident? Possibly

    Obstetrics? Yes

  • Cardston Open or Close

    Cardston is a community of 3600 people and lies immediately south of the Kainai Nation.  A Family Medicine rotation at this site would include office practice and emergency shifts, but could also include procedures and time in the OR. Visits to the satellite clinic on the Kainai Nation are also part of the rotation. 

    Clerks? Yes

    UCLIC? Yes

    More than one resident? No

    Obstetrics? No (small numbers only)

  • Claresholm Open or Close

    Claresholm is a town of 3600 people located about an hour south of Calgary.  To the east of Claresholm is a large farming area with ranching to the west.  The community has a general hospital, long term care centre, psychiatric rehab hospital and an alcohol/drug treatment facility.  Claresholm has acted as a Family Medicine Teaching site for many years.  There is a single clinic in town and all the doctors in the clinic are involved in teaching.  Dr. Scott Smith is the primary preceptor and coordinator for Claresholm.  

    Clerks? Yes

    UCLIC? No

    More than one resident? No

    Obstetrics? No

  • Crowsnest Pass Open or Close

    The Municipality of Crowsnest Pass includes the communities of Coleman, Blairmore, Hillcrest, Frank and Bellevue and has a total population of over 5700 people.  There is a general hospital in Blairmore.   Dr. Colin Muscat is the primary preceptor.    

    Clerks? Yes

    UCLIC? Yes

    More than one resident? No

    Obstetrics? Yes (small numbers)

  • Drumheller Open or Close

    Drumheller is a town of approximately 8,200 people, with agriculture, energy and tourism as its economic base.  There is a single medical clinic in town and a large health centre.  The site has been a family medicine teaching site for many years and has enjoyed very good evaluations by learners.  Drumheller is a UCLIC site as well as a favoured site for family medicine residents.  Dr. Rithesh Ram is the main resident preceptor and Dr. Dereck Maseka is the primary RICC preceptor. 

    Clerks? Yes

    UCLIC? Yes

    More than one resident? No

    Obstetrics? Yes

  • High Prairie Open or Close

    High Prairie is located 4 hours by car northwest of Edmonton (2 hrs east of Grande Prairie).  It has a population of 2600 residents.  The main industries are agriculture, forestry and oil and gas.  The community is served by a medical clinic and hospital.  Dr. Laughlin has been teaching clerks and residents for many years.  The community is located close to First Nations and Metis communities and offers the opportunity for cross cultural experiences.  This community offers a great deal of practice experience and autonomy.   

    Clerks? Yes

    UCLIC? No

    More than one resident? No

    Obstetrics? No

  • High River Open or Close

    High River is a community with a large agricultural base south of Calgary.  It is an RICC site and has a longstanding commitment to Family Medicine teaching.  The community has two modern clinics involved in teaching.  There is a large group of physicians that are involved with teaching clerks and residents.  Main preceptors are Dr. Brian Jensen, Dr. Ron Gorsche, Dr. Nicole Roper. 

    Clerks? Yes

    UCLIC? Yes

    More than one resident? Yes

    Obstetrics? Yes

  • Okotoks - Mokala Open or Close

    With a population of 24,962, Okotoks is the largest “town” in Alberta.  It is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada and is located 20 minutes south of the Calgary city limits.  Its name is Blackfoot for “Big Rock” and is named after the worlds largest glacial erratic, found 7 km west of town.  Residents working at the Mokala Clinic will experience office practice as well as shifts at the Okotoks Urgent Care Centre.   Dr. Anton Nel is the main preceptor.

    Clerks? maybe

    UCLIC? No

    More than one resident? No

    Obstetrics? No

  • Olds Open or Close

    Olds is a town that is located about 100 km north of Calgary, just west of Hwy 2 on Hwy 27.  In 2006, the population of Olds was 7248, but Olds has been experiencing quite rapid growth of almost 10% per year.  The community has a 35 bed hospital.  The community has a surgical program, currently doing general surgery and orthopedic procedures 2 days a week with the intent to expand with visiting surgeons from Red Deer.  The hospital has an obstetrics program that sees about 250 deliveries per year.

    Clerks? Yes

    UCLIC? No

    More than one resident? No

    Obstetrics? Yes 

  • Pincher Creek Open or Close

    Pincher Creek has a longstanding practice in a ranching/farming community.  There is a varied practice that also serves the nearby First Nations Community (Piikani).  The practice is modern, computerized and innovative.  It has been a sought after site for residents and clerks for several years.  The community is a UCLIC site and also accepts R1s and R2s from both rural and urban streams.   The primary preceptor is Dr. Gavin Parker.  The practice has created an environment that supports learner autonomy, so it is important that residents are available and self motivated. 

    Clerks? Yes  

    UCLIC? Yes

    More than one resident? Yes

    Obstetrics? Yes

  • Raymond Open or Close

    The Town of Raymond is about 20 minutes south of Lethbridge and has a population of approximately 3700 people.  There is a general hospital in town as well as a medical clinic.  The main family medicine preceptor in town is Dr. Eric Baker. 

    Clerks? Yes

    UCLIC? No

    More than one resident? No

    Obstetrics? No (very small numbers)

  • Stettler Open or Close

    Stettler is a town of 6000 people located 81 km east of Red Deer.  It is the only community with a hospital in the area, with Camrose and Drumheller being about an hour north or south, respectively.  The community has approximately 150 delivers per year and the hospital does a variety of enhanced services such as surgery and endoscopy.  Dr. Drummond is one of the GP Anesthetists in town.

    Clerks? Yes  

    UCLIC? No

    More than one resident? No

    Obstetrics? Yes

  • Stettler - Heartland Medical Clinic Open or Close

    Dr. Pieter Bouwer has been a UofC preceptor for several years including when he previously worked in Oyen.   Residents will have exposure to office practice, emergency and inpatient medicine.  In addition, Dr. Bouwer is a GP surgeon and GP anesthetist so there is opportunity for lots of exposure to the OR and obstetrics.  

    Clerks? Yes

    UCLIC? No

    More than one resident? possibly

    Obstetrics? Yes

  • Strathmore Open or Close

    Strathmore is a town located about 40 km. east of Calgary.  The population is a little over 12000 people.  It has a mixed economic base of farming and oil/gas activity.  Dr. Ben Sader is the primary preceptor of this longstanding FM teaching site.  Residents will work with a variety of family physicians at the Valley Medical Clinic.  Strathmore has a busy acute care hospital with a very busy 24 hr. emergency dept. 

    Clerks? possibly

    UCLIC? No

    More than one resident? No

    Obstetrics? No

  • Sundre - Greenwood Open or Close

    Sundre is a town of 2500 people that is 130 km northwest of Calgary on Highway 22.  It has a mixed economic base of ranching and oil/gas activity.  Dr. Carla Foolen is the primary preceptor of this longstanding FM teaching site.  There are two medical clinics in town as well as an acute care hospital with 24 hr. emergency dept. 

    Clerks? Yes  

    UCLIC? Yes

    More than one resident? No

    Obstetrics? Yes

  • Sundre - Moose and Squirrel Open or Close

    Sundre is a town of 2500 people that is 130 km northwest of Calgary on Highway 22.  It has a mixed economic base of ranching and oil/gas activity.  Drs. Rob and Michelle Warren are the preceptors in this new, purpose built clinic in downtown Sundre.   

    Clerks? Yes  

    UCLIC? Yes

    More than one resident? No

    Obstetrics? Yes

  • Taber Open or Close

    Taber is an agricultural community of 7500 people about 30 minutes east of Lethbridge.  There is a single medical clinic collocated in the hospital.  The practice is an innovative Alternative Relationship Plan model that focusses on developing a strong rural Medical Home.  The community has a hospital as well as a long term care facility.

    Clerks? Yes  

    UCLIC? Yes

    More than one resident? No

    Obstetrics? Yes

  • Three Hills Open or Close

    Three Hills has a new clinic and the doctors who formerly practiced in Trochu have now joined the doctors in Three Hills.  All the doctors admit to and do emergency shifts at Three Hills Hospital.  Dr. Luke Savage is the main preceptor.  


    Clerks? Yes
    UCLIC? No
    More than one resident? No
    Obstetrics? Yes

  • Viking Open or Close

    Viking is a town of 1100 people located in agricultural parkland 225 km northeast of Red Deer.  It is the only community with a hospital in the area, but occasionally is able to share anesthesia and c-section backup with Daysland and Killam.  Camrose is the closest larger centre and is 80 km west.  The community has approximately 120 delivers per year.  Dr. Manie Potgieter is the main preceptor.

    Clerks? Possibly  

    UCLIC? No

    More than one resident? No

    Obstetrics? Yes

  • Whitehorse Open or Close

    Whitehorse is a small city of 24,000 people located in the southern Yukon.  There is a regional hospital in the city and residents will be assigned to either the Klondyke Medical Clinic or Whitehorse Medical Services.  The primary preceptors at those clinics are Dr. Huy Chau and Dr. Stephanie Buchanan respectively.  Residents can expect office based practice as well as a wide array of medical experiences available at the hospital.  

    Clerks? Yes  

    UCLIC? No

    More than one resident? Yes

    Obstetrics? Yes