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Family Medicine Resident Support

The Future of Family Medicine

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.

Meet Your Elected Leaders

Dr. Munib Ali
Family Medicine Resident Board Liaison – University of Calgary
Dr. Karanpreet (Preet) Bath
Family Medicine Resident Liaison – University of Alberta

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. Resident members belong to both the National College and Provincial Chapter. For more information or to become a member, visit the CFPC’s For Residents page or begin your application today, through the button below. 

Member Benefits

CPD and Beyond

Gain access to CFPCLearn, the Self Learning™ Program, and Canadian Family Physician, among other learning resources all for free! 

Members are also able to make use of group benefits and other competitive rates on financial services for business and personal accounts.


Conferences and Events

Take advantage of preferential registration rates to attend ACFP or CFPC-sponsored conferences including the Family Medicine Summit and the Family Medicine Forum.

Need a little help getting there? Reach out to your ACFP-elected leader to learn how you can receive Conference Funding Sponsorship from the ACFP!

Grants and Awards

Alongside the ACFP Family Medicine Resident Award, CFPC members are eligible for more than $500,000 in grants and awards through the Foundation of Advancing Family Medicine. 

Dr. Munib Ali

I am Dr. Munib Ali, a resident physician in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Calgary where I had also completed my medical school training. Born and raised a Calgarian, I avail my leisure time with activities such as cycling, tennis, and video games, all while savoring the local and global culinary offerings. Beyond clinical medicine, I am driven by a passion for research, innovation, and harnessing technology to push the frontiers of primary care, with a particular focus on improving healthcare for our growing senior population.

Why did you volunteer for this position or why do you serve on this committee/task force?
My desire to join the ACFP board stems from a deep passion for improving Albertans’ health and a commitment to excellence in patient care. As our healthcare landscape evolves rapidly with ongoing technological changes and shifting regulations, so do the needs of our community, stakeholders, clinicians, and learners. The ACFP board presents a valuable opportunity to cultivate provincial clinician relationships, provide transparent representation and engagement for our resident cohort, and advocate for the provision of high-quality supports and services.

What do you value most about the work of the ACFP?
The ACFP is dedicated to enhancing Family Medicine throughout the province, placing an importance on both the patients but also the clinicians who deliver care. It is a welcoming group of individuals that value resident input, understanding the significance of being heard. Moreover, the ACFP offers a very credible platform for advocacy, benefiting not only our patients and communities, but also our profession within the broader government context.

Dr. Karanpreet (Preet) Bath

Hi, my name is Preet Bath. I am originally from Ontario and did my MD at McMaster University before coming over to the University of Alberta for my family medicine residency.

Why did you volunteer for this position or why do you serve on this committee/task force?
I wanted to serve as the Resident Liaison to advocate for the resident perspective and act as a bridge between the ACFP and FM residents.

What do you value most about the work of the ACFP?
The ACFP does such important work in supporting primary care in Alberta by engaging with residents and physicians in the community and I hope to be a part of this!

My name is Smitha Yaltho and I feel privileged to work as a family physician. Why? I believe that being a family physician has been the best job any physician can hope to have. I have personally grown in my own abilities and skill-sets with diverse opportunities in ambulatory practice, acute care and work in Facility Living.  Working in primary care has been exciting and has also afforded me tremendous opportunities for growth while still remaining stimulating in its complexity.  I believe that Family physicians are trusted partners in patient care –  every step of the way. 

Why are you volunteering to serve on this committee?
I currently have an interest in Physician Leadership and  trauma informed care.  I have served as a director with the Board of Directors with the Edmonton North PCN, Edmonton’s largest PCN. Thereafter, I have worked as the Director of Medical Services with CapitalCare (also based in Edmonton) for almost 6 years. It is my express wish that my contribution on the ACFP board of directors will highlight the excellence of family medicine that exists right here and now within the Alberta health care system. 

What about the ACFP’s work do you find most valuable?
Ability to highlight and further support the excellence of primary care right here in Alberta.