RPM is still accepting applications for a few remaining seats in the September 2018 intake.
Students in the Rural Pre-Medicine Program are subject to the overall admissions policies affecting all students at Selkirk.
Learn more about our college policies.
Applicants may apply while they are completing prerequisite courses. However, applicants must have graduated from secondary school (or equivalent) and completed the following courses from the BC Provincial Curriculum (or their equivalents) before starting the program:
English 12 or English 12 First Peoples or IELTS 6.5
Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-calculus 12
Two other approved Grade 12 courses, one of which must be: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geography 12, Geology 12, or Physics 12
Biology 12 and Chemistry 12 are strongly recommended
Physics 11 (minimum 60%)
Unless otherwise stated a minimum of 67% is required in all prerequisite courses.
Candidates who do not have all of the program pre-requisites, but who believe they may have relevant background should contact the School Chair to determine whether they may qualify for entry and/or advanced standing.
To be considered for the first round of admittance to the Rural Pre-Medicine program, a student must have fully completed and submitted all required documentation by the closing date of the application period.
You can find all the information for the admissions process on our Application Information page.
If you have any questions about the admissions process, please contact RPM Admissions. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Jonathan Vanderhoek, Chair of the RPM Admissions Committee.
Admission to the Rural Pre-Medicine Program is competitive. A student meeting all the admissions requirements will be included in the pool of qualified applicants, but only a limited number of such qualified applicants will be admitted into the program. The applicants will be ranked using a metric which incorporates information about academic and personal background gathered from the application package.
The Rural Pre-Medicine program uses a continuous intake model. This means that outstanding individuals who submit their applications before the final deadline will be offered seats in the program early. It is to your advantage to apply well before the final deadline! Although seats are initially filled based on complete applications received by March 31, occasionally seats become available after that date. An application received after March 31 will be reviewed, and qualified applicants may be placed on a wait list.
Applicants will be offered seats in the current intake of the program according to their ranking. Written offers will be made to the contact information provided by the applicant on their application and verified by admissions when the application package is sent out to the applicant. A seat offer must be accepted and payment of seat deposit must be made by the offer-acceptance deadline or the offer will be considered to be declined and the seat will be offered to another student.
Any applicant who is not admitted or does not take a seat in a given year must reapply if he or she wants to be considered in a subsequent year.
Applicants with previous related work experience or documented formal learning may be eligible for advance credit. For more information contact the School Chair.