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Calling all Family Medicine Residents in your first year of residency!

The ACFP is inviting all interested R1s from the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta to apply directly to the ACFP Board to participate as a FMR (R1) Board Liaison on the ACFP Board of Directors for a one-year term beginning September 1, 2020. This is a non-voting position but full participation in ACFP Board discussions is encouraged and welcome. Other liaison duties involving coordination of ACFP funding for organization activities and events and exhibits in partnership with the ACFP, and participation in member engagement opportunities are required.

A call will be sent to all R1s through direct communications from the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta the first week of July. For more information about this opportunity and to learn how to apply, see the Call for R1 Nominations.

To learn more about the position expectations, see Position Description. Nominations to the ACFP should include a Letter of Intent (maximum 250 words) along with a summary of your experience or a copy of your CV.

Nominations should be emailed to

The deadline for receipt of nominations is no later than Sunday, July 26, 2020.

Should you have any questions, please contact Darlene Niederhaus at the ACFP office at 780-488-2395 or by email at

Emerging Leaders

Residents are the future of family medicine, and we are excited to have you as part of the ACFP right from the start of your residency! As a Family Medicine Resident, we value your membership and participation in advancing family practice excellence in Alberta. The ACFP is proud to support several Family Medicine Resident initiatives including the ACFP Family Medicine Resident Award and funding and sponsorship support.

ACFP Membership

If you are a first year Family Medicine Resident, your CFPC membership fee will be waived. Subsequent renewal fees are only $102/year. For more information or to become a member, visit the CFPC’s Resident Membership page or download the application form. Conferences and Events ACFP is pleased to offer discounted rates to residents to attend ACFP or CFPC sponsored conferences throughout the year.

New in Practice

The Canadian Medical Association and MD Physician Services have developed a number of great resources available at the New in Practice site including The New in Practice Guide. It is an invaluable resource that highlights all you need to know when you’re new in practice.