Student Programs

The future of family medicine relies on our students. The ACFP works with dedicated physicians to help students learn more about Family Medicine as a career choice. ACFP is pleased to plan and present the following Student Initiatives:

Student Orientations

Stop by the ACFP booth during Student Orientation Day to meet and learn what the ACFP can do for you.

  • University of Calgary: TBA
  • University of Alberta: TBA

Student Information Sessions at the University of Alberta

Once a year the ACFP organizes a student-family physician meet and greet luncheon or dinner. The event provides a great opportunity for students to meet and speak with practising family physicians. The informal setting is the perfect place for students to ask doctors the really tough questions. Keep an eye out for the email invitation to attend.

Clinical Skills Night at the University of Alberta

The ACFP hosted their inaugural clinical skills night for first- and second-year medical students at the University of Alberta on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

Stations were set up in session rooms on the first floor of the Katz building. The sessions featured the following stations:

  1. Prescription writing
  2. Pap smear
  3. Approach to x-rays
  4. Approach to end-of-life conversations

Shadowing Program

Our members have a long history of sharing their knowledge with keen students, like you. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity when you shadow a family doctor around. Learn what their day is really like and get a sense of how you can affect people’s lives. Program invitations are sent to incoming medical students in conjunction with the students’ acceptance packages for medical school.

Thank you to all the students and family physicians who participated in the 2017 Incoming Medical Student Shadowing Program. The ACFP’s Shadowing Program provides incoming medical students with a positive and genuine understanding of the scope of family medicine before starting their formal medical education and being exposed to other medical specialties. The 2017 program was successful in pairing 88% of first year medical students with family physicians—representing a 30% increase over 2016—matching 80 students (versus 68 in 2016) overall.

2018 Shadowing Programs Dates

  • University of Calgary: TBA
  • University of Alberta: TBA

Student Leadership Nominations!

Are you the Student of the Year? Don’t miss your chance to get involved and possibly receive a cash award of $500.00. The 2018 Award Program deadline is April 15, 2018.

Conferences and Events

ACFP is pleased to offer discounted rates to students to attend ACFP or CFPC sponsored conferences throughout the year.