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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

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

first 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, 1st year Rural Pre-Medicine student
first 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, 1st year Rural Pre-Medicine student