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Get Involved with Student Shadowing

Inspiring the Next Generation of Family Doctors

Call for Volunteers – 2024 Student Shadowing Program Now Open

For more than 15 years, the Student Shadowing Program (Shadowing Program) has proudly provided newly accepted medical students from the Universities of Alberta and Calgary the opportunity to experience firsthand family medicine practice and all it has to offer.

The ACFP alongside the Alberta Medical Association’s Sections of Family Medicine and Rural Medicine, are currently looking for family physician volunteers who are excited to share their enthusiasm and inspire students to make family medicine their specialty of choice.

This year, placements will occur between June 8th to 28th and August 10th to 25th. Participants can choose their dates and times of availability and they will be matched to a student accordingly.

Become a Family Physician Volunteer

Please complete our intake form below. Please also take time to read through our guidelines.

Shadowing Program Success

Growing every year, the Student Shadowing program has received strong support from our volunteer family physicians and medical students. In 2023, it connected a total of 84 incoming medical students with family physician mentors across the province. The students shadowed shifts in both urban and rural family medicine practice settings such as walk-in clinics, private practice offices, hospitals, and emergency rooms. 

What Our Participants Are Saying

Volunteer for Our Student Programs

The ACFP offers a number of programs that provides students opportunities to learn more about what a career in family medicine has to offer including the shadowing program, student info sessions, and clinical skills nights. 

Contact our email address below to be added to our volunteer list.