Physician Careers

Alternate Physician Roles

Working as a Clinical or Surgical Assistant with Alberta Health Services (AHS)

Welcome to the Alberta Clinical and Surgical Assistant Program (ACSAP) where AHS provides International Medical Graduates (IMGs) with an alternate career path to become Clinical or Clinical/Surgical Assistants. ACSAP programs put candidates through a six-month assessment and evaluation that, upon successful completion, leads to a full-time and permanent acute care coverage role that addresses clinical and/or surgical coverage shortages.

Completion of an ACSAP program provides IMGs valuable work experience in acute care settings and will help candidates learn more about professional healthcare in Canada, but it does not lead to independent licensure.

Applying for the Program

Step 1: Application Guidelines

Step 2: ACSAP Application Form

Step 3: What Happens Next?

If your questions or concerns are not addressed on our FAQ page, please email for more information.

ACSAP Recruitment Opportunities

Recruitment opportunities are based on the needs of the sites and services, and therefore could come at any time. Please continue to check the Alberta Health Services Careers website for ACSAP recruitment opportunities as they arise.

Licensing & Registration