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  • Come join us!
    Come join us!

    We are now taking applications for September 2017.

  • Take the first step
    Take the first step

    Your career in rural medicine starts here.

  • Prepare Yourself
    Prepare Yourself

    Meet the specific challenges you will face as a rural health-care professional.

  • Is Medical School in your future?
    Is Medical School in your future?

    This comprehensive and specialized program will help you prepare.

  • Start your career
    Start your career

    Join a tight-knit learning group with its eye on rural healthcare

  • Multiple career options
    Multiple career options

    Chose one of several health care professions

Program At-A-Glance

Length of Study: 
Three Years
Accreditation: 
Associate of Science Degree in Rural Pre-Health and Advanced Diploma in Rural Pre-Medicine
Campus: 
Castlegar

In the News

Selkirk College was established in 1966 to bring inspiring post-secondary opportunities to rural British Columbia, so it's fitting that the valedictorians for the 50th graduating class are both raised in the West Kootenay.

Selkirk College was established in 1966 to bring inspiring post-secondary opportunities to rural British Columbia, so it's fitting that the valedictorians for the 50th graduating class are both raised in the West Kootenay.

When Santanna Hernandez makes a decision, the mother of four young children not only has her own future in mind, she has her family in mind. There’s a lot to consider.

When Santanna Hernandez makes a decision, the mother of four young children not only has her own future in mind, she has her family in mind. There’s a lot to consider. She saw Selkirk College had a lot to offer. And now, ready to start her second year of the Rural Pre-Medicine Program, she knows she’s on the right path.

A Selkirk College program started as a proactive solution to the rural doctor shortage across the country is gaining traction for its ahead-of-the-curve approach.

A Selkirk College program started as a proactive solution to the rural doctor shortage across the country is gaining traction for its ahead-of-the-curve approach. The School of Medicine at the University of Calgary has given Selkirk College’s Rural Pre-Medicine Program endorsement just as the first cohort readies for the next step in their education.

What Students Say

third year student helen in a hallway on campus
Becoming a doctor takes a lot of work, so I have to push myself. Coming to a place where people are speaking my secondary language might be more difficult for me than the other students, but knowing there is support at Selkirk College makes me confident I can succeed.
- Helen Sign Hui, 3rd year Rural Pre-Medicine student
third year student spencer studying
I chose Selkirk because I love the small, community feel. Students in my program are excited to begin their medical careers; with excellent instructors and an amazing program coordinator, it makes for a positive and motivating environment.
- Spencer Paolone, 3rd year Rural Pre-Medicine student