Our health care system needs doctors who want to practice in a rural setting and medical schools are looking for students with rural backgrounds. In Selkirk College's Rural Pre-Medicine Program, you will experience what it means to be a rural health care provider.
The application process for September 2018 will open in October 2017.
A Unique Tailor-Made Rural Program
Join us in studying courses tailored to rural medicine recommended for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Making our program unique is extra training in skills such as conflict resolution, small business training and MCAT preparation that will strengthen your medical school applications and support your future as a medical professional. By enriching your learning with additional courses, you will also gain knowledge and personal resilience that will contribute to your abilities.
RPM prepares you for further education in a variety of health-care professions such as pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, optometry and veterinary medicine.
Hear What Students are Saying about the Rural Pre-Medicine Program
“Rural and remote communities across Canada are experiencing real challenges finding physicians and other health professionals who are committed to and passionate about careers in quality health care in small communities. Our Rural Pre-Medicine program is an innovative, high quality preparedness program in the rural context for students who want to work as physicians and health professionals in remote and small communities. To me, this is one of Selkirk College's unique and exciting contributions to supporting professional health care in Canada.”
-Angus Graeme, Selkirk College President & CEO