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First Five Years in Practice Committee

The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) supports new family physicians through the First Five Years of Practice (FFYP) Committee. Consisting of family physician members from various communities throughout Alberta, the FFYP Committee aims to specifically focus on areas that are important to family physicians in their first five years of practice. Our mandates include:

  • To raise awareness of the ACFP’s programs, products, and services amongst family physicians in their first five years of practice.
  • To provide a leadership opportunity for family physicians in their first five years of practice.
  • To develop programs and/or resources targeting the needs of family physicians in their first five years of practice.
  • To periodically survey family physicians in the first five years of practice to determine issues important to them.
  • To regularly communicate with family physicians in their first five years of practice via website, email, Facebook page, Twitter, and other media as required.
  • Through the ACFP FFYP representative, bring issues affecting family physicians in their first five years of practice to the attention of the national Membership Advisory Committee (MAC) and the CFPC.
  • To serve as a resource for the ACFP Board Representative to CFPC’s MAC, and other areas within the CFPC, whenever the opinions of family physicians in their early years in practice are sought.
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Clockwise from back row: Trevor Day, Diana Hong, Vishal Bhella, Dinesh Witharana, Kaili Hoffart, Rabiya Jalil, Carolyn Nowry

Committee Members

Dr. Vishal Singh Bhella, Calgary (Chair)
Dr. Michelle Chow, Calgary
Dr. Islam Elawadly, Swan Hills
Dr. Kaili Hoffart, Edmonton
Dr. Rabiya Jalil, Calgary
Dr. Cathy Lu, Edmonton
Dr. Evelyn Ma, Calgary
Dr. Dinesh Witharana, Lethbridge
Dr. Jovita Beyer, Rocky Mountain House (1st Year Resident Rep)

If you would like more information about the FFYP Committee please contact info@acfp.ca.