"We depend on the trust of patients and the public; we need to earn that trust every day..."
HIGHLIGHTS: Our year in numbers
637 new physician registrants
11,119 total physicians registered for independent practice (+3.6%)
826 new complaints received (-0.6%) & 709 complaint files closed (-3.7%)
95.4% pass rate for completed practice readiness assessments
158 Infection Prevention and Control assessments conducted
1 new Prescribing standard of practice for drugs with potential for misuse or diversion
8,647 MD Snapshot prescribing reports sent to
physicians who prescribed opioids
Our promise to Albertans...
Messages from Council & our Registrar
Self-regulation: A Valued Privilege.
Self-regulation is a promise we make as physicians to hold ourselves to the highest standards of professionalism in serving Albertans. As the representative body granted this privilege through Alberta’s Health Professions Act, the College is supported primarily by physician fees and governed by a Council of elected and appointed members. Seated at the Council table are 11 elected physicians, four public members appointed by Alberta’s Lieutenant- Governor in Council, two medical school deans, a resident physician observer, a medical student observer and Past President of Council, each bringing a unique perspective to Council decisions.
Staff members attend Council as well, to provide background, answer questions, receive direction and report on how Council decisions are carried out. Council meets four times each year, with the public gallery open to anyone interested in the work of the College.
Dr. Pauline Alakija
Dr. John Bradley
Dr. Graham Campbell
Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti
Dr. Carrie Kollias
Dr. Richard Martin
Dr. Tarek Motan
Dr. Maeve O'Beirne
Dr. John O'Connor
Dr. Patrick (PJ) White
Dr. Normal Yee
Medical Faculty Deans
Dr. Richard Fedorak, University of Alberta
Dr. Jon Meddings, University of Calgary
Ms. Kate Wood
Dr. James Stone
Ms. Janet Blayone (Jan-Oct)
Ms. Levonne Louie (Nov-Dec)
Ms. Cathy MacDonald
Ms. Margaret Munsch
Ms. Kate Wood (President)
Dr. Hilary Kornder, Professional Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta
Ms. Stephanie Smith, medical student