Academic Medicine and Health Services Program (AMHSP)

Mandate, Vision, Mission and Goals

This information is intended to help you understand the Academic Medicine and Health Services Program, but the language in the "Alberta Academic Medicine and Health Services Program: Background Information & Alberta Health Policies" document ultimately speaks for itself. 


To create a financial, governance, and accountability platform for:

  • Providing and enhancing high quality health care;
  • Exceling in medical education and training of physicians and other learners;
  • Providing and fostering strong leadership;
  • Supporting advancement of knowledge through scientific and applied research, and;
  • Disseminating and applying results while innovating across all activities to benefit Albertans and beyond.


To achieve excellence in health via academic medicine.


To improve health by providing outstanding clinical, education, research, and leadership services.


  • To continuously improve clinical service quality standards;
  • To achieve and sustain excellence in focused priority areas of basic, clinical, translational, and applied research;
  • To prepare learners to be outstanding clinicians, researchers, teachers, and leaders;
  • To recruit and retain an appropriate and excellent academic clinical workforce;
  • To drive continuous, rigorously evaluated, evidence-based innovation; and
  • To promote and support effective health system stewardship.
Mandate, Vision, Mission and Goals

Background Information

The AMHSP was developed by Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services and the Universities to encourage retention and recruitment of physicians who provide the unique combination of innovative clinical, teaching, research and leadership/administrative activities.

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Currently there are 14 Arrangements that have been created under the AMHSP Master Agreement and it is expected several more will be added over then next few years.  Participating physicians sign Individual Service Agreements under the Arrangement.

View list of AMHSP Arrangements


View ARP PSS Contact list for each AMHSP Arrangement

Background Information
ARP PSS Support and Resources

ARP PSS Support and Resources

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