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Physician Recruitment

Lethbridge is Alberta's third-largest city and home to three post-secondary institutions. The thinkers, makers and doers of our city are leading change in industries like agriculture, food sciences, research and manufacturing. We provide the perfect training ground for the sporting legends of today and tomorrow, while being the backdrop to inspire the creative minds of artists and cultural icons too. We're a uniquely diverse and growing city and we're looking for physicians to grow along with us.

Life in Lethbridge strikes a balance between the feel of a close-knit small community and the services and amenities of a growing urban center. 

Lethbridge is Alberta’s third largest city and is two hours south of Calgary and one hour from the U.S. border. This sunny and breezy city offers a unique quality of life by providing the best of both rural and urban lifestyles in one place.

From Waterton Lakes National Park to the many ski resorts in the nearby Rockies, this city is at the center of it all. And with its own unique landscape of more than 200 km of running trails traversing river valleys and coulees, its family-friendly atmosphere provides opportunities not just for professionals but for their families as well.

Living in Lethbridge, you'll have an opportunity to explore more than 70 parks, 14 pools and arenas, 10 arts and culture facilities and 3 post-secondary institutions. You'll also enjoy a commute that is less than 15 minutes, giving you the opportunity to spend more time doing the things you love outside of work. Plug into the vibrant arts and culture scene featuring events, programs and exhibits from the diverse communities and their members in our city.

Finding a home is more affordable than other major cities too. The average resale price for a home in Lethbridge being $341,8691 (compared to $516,904 in Calgary in 2022).

As a growing city, we're looking for physicians to grow along with us. Right now, there's a need for more physician support in the areas of family medicine, anesthesiology, cardiology, child and adolescent mental health, diagnostic imaging, emergency medicine, geriatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and pain management.

We recognize this need and the pressure it puts on other healthcare resources as residents seek the care they need. At the City of Lethbridge, we are supporting the work being done by AHS South Zone and their allied partners, such as the Chinook Primary Care Network.  

The City is participating in the Southern Alberta Medical Program (SAMP) Working Group that is working to build the framework to train physicians locally. In the Alberta Government’s 2024 budget, $43 million was announced for the University of Lethbridge’s Rural Medical Teaching School.

The recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Lethbridge and the University of Calgary brings Lethbridge one step closer to expanding healthcare capacity in southern Alberta. This announcement is exciting for physicians in our community too. The Teaching School provides lots of opportunities to help train the physicians of tomorrow and give back to the profession in a direct and meaningful way.

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If you work in healthcare and want to learn more about living and working in Lethbridge fill out the form below and we will connect you with people who will answer any questions you may have.

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