Our health care system needs professionals who want to practice in a rural setting. Take the first steps towards a fulfilling career as a health care professional while studying in the mountains.
Our comprehensive program in the health sciences pairs academic excellence with mentoring and community service opportunities providing you with the support you need to apply competitively to medical school as well as programs in pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine, and more.
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The Fall 2022 entry application cycle opens September 15!
Early Indicators of Success
The RPM Program was launched in 2014 with support from the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues--a committee comprised of Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health.
The program is designed to help address the underrepresentation of rural students in professional health care programs. In the past four years, eight graduates and three of our former students have already received offers of admission to medical schools in Canada. Recent graduates have also successfully entered other competitive programs in the health sciences and found exciting employment in the health care sector.
“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