The Academic Medicine and Health Services Program (AMHSP) ensures physicians affiliated with Alberta’s faculties of medicine are compensated for providing patient care along with their work related to research, innovation, education, administration and leadership.

  • The AMHSP replaced the Academic Alternative Relationship Plan (AARP) in July 2017.

The AMHSP has enabled innovation across academic medicine and brought some of the best and brightest people in academic medicine to Alberta.

Over the past 2 decades, Academic Medicine Programs in Alberta have:

  • attracted and retained medical specialists
  • supported innovative clinical practice
  • enhanced the quality of Alberta’s medical education and research
  • increased stability and predictability of funding while focusing on accountability and quality

AMHSP Objectives

The AMHSP’s objectives are:

  • align academic medicine across the province
  • feature clear goals
  • have strong accountability measures
  • create consistency among academic arrangements and between the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary
  • require stakeholders to demonstrate value for money

Alberta Health Services, the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary and other stakeholders helped to improve this platform for academic medicine in Alberta.

As of July 1, 2017, former AARPs are covered under 2 AMHSP master agreements, which expire on March 31, 2020.

If you want to find out more about the AMHSP, contact us.


Connect with the Alternative Compensation Delivery Unit:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-643-1436
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-422-5208

Alberta Health
Alternative Compensation Delivery Unit
Provider Compensation and Strategic Partnerships Branch
PO Box 1360, Station Main
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 2N3

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