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Together, Laos and Calgary Medical Educators are creating "made in Laos" solutions for improving family medical care in remote and rural areas.





















Together, we created and implemented the Laos post-graduate Family Medicine Specialists program providing the foundations of primary care for the country and to enhance rural healthcare.  The program is in its 16th year and has 200 + graduates.


Together, we created the first textbook of Family Medicine written in Laos language. The textbook was authored by Lao Family Medicine  Specialty graduates.


Together, we were the recipients of the 2019 Royal College of Canada International Collaboration Award.

 "Presented to individuals who have  demonstrated leadership and excellence in advancing postgraduate medical education and residency outside of Canada..." click here


Together, we continue to provide Continuing Medical Education for Medical Educators and Family Medicine Specialists.

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In 2022, Lao Medical Educators continue to provide Continuing Medical Education for Family Medicine Specialists.  Given the Covid19 global pandemic, UCalgary Medical Educators have not traveled to Laos since early 2020.


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