RADF Investment: $725,007
Other Investment: $145,250
Total Investment: $870,257
Project Period: July 2007–March 2009
This project involved third-year Alberta medical students spending at least eight months learning about general and family medical practice in rural communities from doctors already living and working there. Usually, students spend one month in rural communities as part of their medical education. Studies in other jurisdictions with similar programs show that longer exposure time in a rural setting leads to more students choosing to work there after graduation.
Expected Outcomes and Benefits
All projects go through a selection process to ensure they will improve the quality of life for Albertans. This project meets this objective through the following outcomes and benefits: