University Of Calgary Postgraduate Medicine

Rural Teaching Sites

 

Residents who match to our Calgary stream will have the opportunity to work in various rural locations in Alberta while on their 2-month FM-Rural rotation, in addition to elective experiences. See below to learn more about each clinic, including patient demographics, pictures, and locations.

For further information about some of the locations where we have active preceptors and residents, please visit Community Profiles on the Distributed Learning and Rural Initiatives webpage.

  • Banff (BNF / Bear Street Family Physicians) Open or Close

    This well-known mountain town has taken resident 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.

    Clinic Address:  302 – 220 Bear Street, Banff, AB
    Telephone:  (403) 762-4846
    Clinic Email: mtndocs@telus.net 

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

  • Bassano (BAS / Bassano Medical Clinic) Open or Close

    Bassano is a town of 1400 people that is located about 140km east of Calgary.  The economic base is mostly agriculture, oil and gas activity.  The community is served by a small hospital.  The Bassano 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 experience at the Siksika Health Centre.

    Clinic Address:  608 – 5th Avenue, Bassano, AB
    Telephone:  (403) 641-6130

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

  • Blairmore (CRO / Crowsnest Medical Clinic) Open or Close

    Crowsnest Pass is a community of 5700 people located in the Rocky Mountains. The community has a full service hospital and residents will be expected to practice full scope family medicine during their rotation including inpatients, call in the emergency department, and family medicine clinic. There is a young and dedicated group of physicians who teach that will encourage independence as a learner.  The gorup also values work life balance, and often enjoy the recreational opportunities available including skiing, mountain biking, and trail running.

    Clinic Address: 1 - 11001 20th Avenue, Blairmore, AB
    Telephone: (403) 562-8804

    Clerks?  Yes
    UCLIC?  Yes
    More than one resident?  No
    Obstetrics?  Yes (small numbers)

  • Bow Island (BOW / Bow Island Medical Clinic) 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.

    Clinic Address: 502 - 1st Street W., Bow Island, AB
    Telephone: (403) 545-2244
    Clinic Email: bowislandclinic@hotmail.com 

    Clerks?  Yes
    UCLIC?  No
    More than one resident?  No
    Obstetrics?  No
  • Brooks (BR-N / Newell Associate Clinic) Open or Close

    Brooks is located approximately 190km east of Calgary and is a community of 14000 people.  The community is served by a general hospital with a very busy emergency department.  The community has been significant growth and changes over the past few year.  There is a large immigrant population attracted to Brooks due to the 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 Newell Associate Clinic has been taking residents for several years.  This is a very busy clinic with multiple experiences including walk-in, evening clinics, obstetrics, emergency and acute care.

    Clinic Address: 220 - 4th Street W., Brooks, AB 
    Telephone: (403) 362-5501

    Clerks?  Yes (other clinic)
    RICC?  No
    More than one resident?  Yes
    Obstetrics?  Yes

  • Brooks (SSMC-BR / South Shore Medical Clinic) Open or Close

    Brooks is located approximately 190km east of Calgary and is a community of 14000 people.  The community is served by a general hospital with a very busy emergency department.  The community has been significant growth and changes over the past few year.  There is a large immigrant population attracted to Brooks due to the 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 South Shore Medical Clinic has been recognized for excellence in resident teaching. The clinic has a team based multidisciplinary clinic that emphasizes the patient medical home and values mentorship. The rotation will include office, ER, obstetrics, hospitalist and inpatients.

    Clinic Address: 620 Cassils Road E., Brooks, AB
    Telephone: (403) 793-8111

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

  • Camrose (CAM / Smith Clinic) Open or Close

    Camrose is a town that is located 150km northeast of Red Deer.  It has a population of 16,000 people and is continuing to grow.  It is the main referral/regional centre in central Alberta and the hospital has 76 beds, CT scanner, an active emergency department and OR.  Mobile MRI is available on a monthly basis.  The community has over 400 deliveries per year.  Camrose has been used by the University of Alberta residents who are mostly involved with the other main clinic in Camrose.  Dr. Babatunde (Babs) Awakan has a busy and diverse family practice at the Smith Clinic.  Dr. Awakan no longer does obstetrics, however, he can arrange obstetrical experiences with his colleagues for interested residents.

    Clinic Address: 1 - 6601 48th Avenue, Camrose, AB
    Telephone: (780) 672-2423

    Clerks?  Yes
    UCLIC?  No

    More than one resident?  Possibly from other programs
    Obstetrics?  Possible

  • Canmore (Can-MM / Mountain Maternity and Family Medicine) Open or Close

    Canmore is located about an hour west of Calgary.  The community has lots of recreational opportunities.  There is a buys general hospital with surgery and obstetrical programs.

    Clinic Address: 201A - 1205 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, AB
    Telephone: (403) 675-3088

    Clinic Email: manager@mountainmaternity.ca 

    Clerks? Yes

    UCLIC? No

    More than one resident?  No
    Obstetrics?  Yes

  • Canmore (RMC / Ridgeview Medical Centre) Open or Close

    Canmore is located about an hour west of Calgary. The community has lots of recreational opportunities. There is a busy general hospital with surgery and obstetrical programs.

    Clinic Address: 212 – 1240 Railway Avenue, Canmore, AB
    Telephone: (403) 609-8333

    Clinic Email: admin@ridgeviewclinic.ca 

     

    Clerks? Yes

    UCLIC? Yes

    More than one resident? No

    Obstetrics? No

  • Cardston (CAR / Cardston Medical Clinic) 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.  It could also include procedures and time in the OR.  Visits to the satellite clinic on the Kainai Nation are also part of the rotation.

    Clinic Address: 34 - 2nd Avenue W., Cardston, AB
    Telephone: (403) 653-3331
    Clinic Email: cardstonclinic@shaw.ca 

    Clerks?  Yes
    UCLIC?  Yes
    More than one resident?  Yes
    Obstetrics?  No 
  • Claresholm (CLA / Claresholm Medical Clinic) 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 facility.  Claresholm has acted a Family Medicine teaching site for many years.  There is a single clinic in town and all of the doctors in the clinic are involved in teaching.

    Clinic Address: 4215 - 3rd Street, Claresholm, AB
    Telephone: (403) 625-4484

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

  • High River (HHC1 / Highwood Health Centre) Open or Close

    High River is a community with a large agricultural base located south of Calgary. It is an RICC site and has a longstanding commitment to Family Medicine teaching. The community has two modern clinic involved in teaching, the Charles Clarke Medical Centre and the Highwood Health Centre). There is a large group of physicians that are involved with teaching clerks and residents.

    Clinic Address: 121 – 4th Avenue SW, High River, AB
    Telephone: (403) 652-7993

    Clerks? Yes
    UCLIC? Yes
    More than one resident? Yes
    Obstetrics? Yes

  • High River (HR-CC-C or HR-CC-A / Charles Clark Health Clinic) Open or Close

    High River is a community with a large agricultural base located south of Calgary.  It is an RICC site and has a longstanding commitment to Family Medicine teaching.  The community has two modern clinic involved in teaching, the Charles Clarke Medical Centre and the Highwood Health Centre.  There is a large group of physicians that are involved with teaching clerks and residents.

    Charles Clark Health Clinic Address: 303 - 9th Avenue SW, High River, AB
    Telephone: (403) 652-2929

    Clerks?  Yes
    UCLIC?  Yes
    More than one resident?  Yes
    Obstetrics?  Yes

  • Innisfail (IMC / Innisfail Medical Clinic) Open or Close

    Innisfail is a town in central Alberta. It is located in the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor, south of Red Deer at the junction of Highway 2 and Highway 54. The Town of Innisfail has a population of almost 7900 people.

    Clinic Address: 128 – 4804 50th Street, Innisfail, AB
    Telephone: (403) 227-3356

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

  • Okotoks (OkoM / Mokala Medical Clinic) Open or Close

    With a population of almost 25,000 people Okotoks is the largest “town” in Alberta.  It is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada and is located approximately 20 minutes south of the Calgary city limits.  Its name is Blackfoot for “Big Rock” and is named after the world’s largest glacial erratic found approximately 7 km west of the town.  Residents working at the Mokala Medical Clinic will experience office practice as well as shifts at the Okotoks Urgent Care Centre.

    Clinic Address: 161A - 31 Southridge Drive, Okotoks, AB
    Telephone: (403) 995-5740

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

  • Olds (WMC-OLDS / Wild Rose Medical Centre) Open or Close
    Olds is located approximately 100km north of Calgary with approximately 9000 people.  The community has a 35 bed hospital, a surgical program that is currently doing general surgery and orthopedic procedures two days a week.  The hospital has an obstetrics program that sees about 250 deliveries per year.

    Clinic Address: 4607 - 50th Avenue, Olds, AB
    Telephone: (403) 556-7130
    Clinic Email: wildrosemedical@gmail.com 

    Clerks?  Yes
    UCLIC?  No
    More than one resident?  No
    Obstetrics?  Yes
  • Pincher Creek (PIN / The Associate Clinic) Open or Close

    Pincher Creek has a longstanding practicing in ranching/farming.  There is a varied practice that also serves the nearby Pikani First Nations Community.  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 the Rural and Calgary (Urban) streams.  The practice has created an environment that supports learner autonomy so it is important that residents are available and self-motivated.

    Clinic Address: 1222 Bev McLachlin Drive, Pincher Creek, AB
    Telephone: (403) 627-3321

    Clerks?  Yes
    UCLIC?  Yes
    More than one resident?  Yes
    Obstetrics?  Yes

  • Raymond (RAY / Raymond Medical Clinic) Open or Close
    The town of Raymond is approximately 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.

    Clinic Address: 150 N. - 4th Street E., Raymond, AB
    Telephone: (403) 752-3337
    Clinic Email: raymedcl@telusplanet.net 

    Clerks?  Yes
    UCLIC?  No
    More than one resident?  No
    Obstetrics?  No (very small numbers)
  • Stettler (STE-H / Heartland Medical Clinic) Open or Close
    Stettler is a town located 81km east of Red Deer with approximately 6000 people.  The town is nicknamed “The Heart of Alberta”.  It is the only community with a hospital in the area with Camrose and Drumheller being approximately one hour north or south, respectively.  The community has approximately 150 deliveries per year and the hospital does a variety of enhanced services such as surgery and endoscopy.  Residents will have exposure to office practice, emergency and inpatient medicine.  The primary preceptor is a GP surgeon and a GP anesthetist so there is opportunity for lots of exposure to the OR and obstetrics.

    Clinic Address: 4829 - 50th Street, Stettler, AB
    Telephone: (403) 742-4011
    Clinic Email: heartlandmedicalclinicstettler@gmail.com 

    Clerks?  Yes
    UCLIC?  Yes
    More than one resident?  No
    Obstetrics?  Yes (200+ deliveries)
  • Stettler (STE-M or STE-M-L / Stettler Medical Clinic) Open or Close

    Stettler is a town located 81km east of Red Deer with approximately 6000 people.  The town is nicknamed “The Heart of Alberta”.  It is the only community with a hospital in the area with Camrose and Drumheller being approximately one hour north or south, respectively.  Residents will have exposure to office practice, emergency and inpatient medicine.  The community has approximately 150 deliveries per year and the hospital does a variety of enhanced services such as surgery and endoscopy.  Dr. Drummond no longer does anesthesia, however, there is ample opportunity for clerks and residents to not only assist in anesthesia but also surgical assists.  The practice has a very busy day surgery rotation with surgeons from Red Deer.

    Clinic Address: 4710 - 50th Street, Stettler, AB
    Telephone: (403) 742-3441

     

    Clerks? Yes

    More than one resident? No

    Obstetrics? Yes

  • Sundre (SunG / Greenwood Family Physicians) Open or Close

    Sundre is a town of approximately 2500 people that is located 130km northwest of Calgary.  It has a mixed economic base of ranching & oil and gas activity.  There are two medical clinics in town as well as an acute care hospital with a 24 hour emergency department. The hospital has a 14 best Acute Care Unit, a Long Term Care Unit and a Restorative Care Unit. There is also a 105 bed Senior's Facility in Sundre.

    Clinic Address: 709 - 1st Street NE, Sundre, AB
    Telephone: (403) 638-2424

    Clerks?  Yes (only when there are no residents schedule)
    UCLIC?  Yes
    More than one resident?  No
    Obstetrics?  No. The clinic does provide prenatal and postnatal care.

  • Sundre (SunM / Moose and Squirrel Medical Clinic) Open or Close

    Sundre is a town of approximately 3000 people that is located 130km northwest of Calgary.  It has a mixed economic base of ranching & oil and gas activity.  There are two medical clinics in town as well as an acute care hospital with a 24 hour emergency department, a LTC unit, and a 105 bed Seniors facility.  The Moose and Squirrel Medical clinic is one of 6 clinics recognized nationally by the College of Family Physicians of Canada as a Patients Medical Home and has been recognized at the Outstanding Family Practice in Alberta by the Alberta College of Family Physicians.  It is a team based multidisciplinary clinic that has teaching and mentorship as one of the pillars of our practice.  Our clinic has an onsite SIM lab that we run every other week for our learners, telehealth capabilities as well as offering EDE ultrasound teaching.  We also have a resident-led satellite clinic in Caroline Alberta.  We run a nationally recognized Home Palliative Program.  We are part of the Peaks to Prairies PCN.

    Clinic Address: 2-200 Main Avenue West, Sundre, AB
    Telephone: (403) 638-4433

    Fax: (403) 638-4453

    Clerks?  Yes
    UCLIC?  Yes
    More than one resident? Yes (including longitudinal)
    Obstetrics?  Antepartum and Postpartum Care - maternity clinics Tuesday and Thursday

     

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  • Taber (TAB / Taber Clinic) Open or Close

    Taber is an agricultural community of approximately 8500 people and is located approximately 30 minutes east of Lethbridge.  The Taber Clinic has 10 physicians who along with their robust team of allied health professionals services the needs of 17,000 patients.  Some of the innovations and programs are unique and possible due to funding by a unique Alternate Relationship Plan module that focuses on developing a strong rural medical home.  The hospital has a 24 hour ER department, active and long-term cares, surgical program (GP-surgeon & anaesthetists and visiting surgeons) as well as low-risk obstetrics and c-sections.  Learners can expect on-call requirements.  We have learners of all stages at all times and those that are self-motivated, available and engaged will learn and experience the full spectrum of care to propel their journey and love of Rural Family Medicine.

    Clinic Address: 4900 - 44th Street, Taber, AB
    Telephone: (403) 223-3525

    Clerks?  Yes
    UCLIC?  Yes
    More than one resident?  Yes
    Obstetrics?  Yes 

     

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  • Three Hills (TH / Kneehill Medical Clinic) Open or Close

    Three Hills is located approximately one hour north of Calgary and is largely an agricultural town with approximately 3200 people.  The Kneehill Medical Clinic is a newer clinic that houses doctors from Three Hills and Trochu.

    Clinic Address: 1520 - 2nd Street N., Three Hills, AB
    Telephone: (403) 443-5522

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

  • Whitehorse, YT (WH / Klondyke Medical Clinic) Open or Close

    Whitehorseis a small city of approximately 24,000 people located in the southern Yukon.  There is a regional hospital in the city.  Residents can expect office based practice as well as a wide array of medical experiences available at the hospital.

    Clinic Address: 302 Ogilvie Street, Whitehorse, YT
    Telephone: (867) 668-4046

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