Observership Program

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

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.

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

Participating Sites:

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.

Boyle McCauley Health Centre (BMHC)

Community-Based Experience

The BMHC delivers high quality care to the most vulnerable populations in their community. They provide interdisciplinary, team based, integrated, comprehensive, and person-centered primary health care for those with complex needs.