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  • Is medical school in your future?
    Is medical school in your future?

    This comprehensive and specialized program will help you prepare.

  • 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

    Choose one of several health care professions.

  • Come join us!
    Come join us!

    Applications for fall 2021 are now open.


 

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
Intake Dates: 
Fall 2021

What People are Saying

RPM Alumnus
I chose Selkirk College 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, Rural Pre-Medicine alumnus 2017
Sam Keefer RPM Alumnus
“The path to medicine is very convoluted and complicated, it’s a risky path to take where you are not guaranteed anything. The instructors and those who support the program really try to guide you and provide what you need to make it less daunting. There are unique elements to this program that are really geared towards helping students find success.”
Sam Keefer, RPM Student 2018
Jace Lamoureux, 2020 First-Year RPM Student from Howser, BC.
The strength of the Rural Pre-Medicine Program is the community within the program itself. The program coordinators and instructors are truly interested and invested in the well-being and learning of every student. The small program cohort invites comradery between students, adding even more to the community atmosphere and making it feel like there is never any point when you’re alone in your journey.
Jace Lamoureux, 2020 First-Year RPM Student from Howser, BC.
Megan Cousins – 2020 Second-Year RPM Student from Castlegar
Whether you are someone who is headstrong about their career choice as a doctor/medical professional or still unsure about where your place is in the science/medical world, there is an amazing team at Selkirk College to help you succeed. 
Megan Cousins – 2020 Second-Year RPM Student from Castlegar
Mahala Morris
The RPM program pushes you to be more than a student, and to do more than your homework. At the end of the day, being a valuable clinician is about working with people and you need to develop your skills outside of class.
Mahala Morris, RPM Alumnae 2019
Zakeea Al-Hanafy, 2019 RPM Graduate
The Rural Pre Medicine program has nourished me as a human and has taught me how to grow in many ways.
Zakeea Al-Hanafy, 2019 RPM Graduate
Will Parnell, RPM Student 2018
I decided to take the RPM program because I plan on working as a family physician in my future. My home town is also a 2.5 hour drive away so that helps.
Will Parnell, RPM Student 2018
Svetlana Hadikin, RPM Alumnae
It was such a great experience. You don’t lose anything by going to a community college, it seems like pretty much all you do is gain. I received a lot of support from the instructors and you build a very nice close-knit group of friends because your class sizes are pretty small. I’m so happy I stuck close to home, it was very beneficial.
Svetlana Hadikin, RPM Alumnae 2018