Observership

Please note, that all observees (mentors) consist of physicians and nurse practitioners. 

The CMN Observership Program is now live. Sites in Calgary and Edmonton are available to join for all CMN members. Gain new skills, learn new resources, and connect with experts with this in-person learning opportunity!

How it Works

The CMN team will help you select the Edmonton or Calgary site location that best suits your learning goals and objectives. You are matched with a peer to observe their work, patient care, interdisciplinary team consults, and case management. Observation periods range from half days (3 hours) to full days (6 hours).  Depending on your situation, you may be eligible for remuneration for your observership.

How to Apply

Interested in being an observer? Join the CMN. Make sure to indicate your interest in learning more about the program! We will include information about the observership in your welcome email. Any more questions? Contact mentorship@acfp.ca for more details.


The participating learning sites can provide hands-on experience in the following areas:

The Alex Community Health Centre

Community-Based Experience

The Alex serves the community facing complex health challenges, including poverty, trauma, financial and housing instability, food insecurity, and a need for social and community inclusion.

Calgary Drop-In Centre (DI)

Community-Based Experience

More than an emergency Centre, the Calgary DI provides essential care as well as health services and housing support to adults experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.

CUPS Health Clinic

Community-Based Experience

Through integrated healthcare, education and housing, CUPS and its partners assist adults and families in Calgary living with the adversity of poverty and traumatic events to become self-sufficient.

Addiction Recovery and Community Health (ARCH)

Hospital-Based Experience

The Addiction Recovery and Community Health Team strives to improve health outcomes and health care access for patients with substance use disorders. This is a comprehensive addiction medicine consultation team located at the Peter Lougheed Centre.