Launched as a way to improve access to health care careers for students living outside urban areas, Selkirk College’s Rural Pre-Medicine (RPM) Program is providing a successful post-secondary start for future healthcare professionals. Now the community is being invited to help provide a gentle hand as they work towards their goals.
Providing the right fit with both programs and wrap-around support, Selkirk College welcomes two L.V. Rogers Secondary grads with awards to help get their post-secondary journey off on a high note.
Selkirk College's Rural Pre-Medicine Program continues to deliver the education, skills and training that allows graduates to follow their academic dreams. Nelson's Rebecca MacLeod is the latest alumni to gain acceptance into medical school and is off to the University of British Columbia to complete her journey to becoming a physician.
As the 2019-2020 academic year approaches, three more Selkirk College alumni who graduated from the Rural Pre-Medicine Program will be attending medical school as they make their way towards a rewarding career in health care.
The Rural Pre-Medicine Program graduated its third cohort in the spring with eight students completing a vital step in their educational journey. From a diverse background, the students got together with their supporters just prior to graduation to celebrate the achievement.
Launched in 2014 as part of an effort to educate rural students in a manner that helps build a stronger health care system outside urban areas, the Selkirk College Rural Pre-Medicine Program has helped a pair of alumni reach their goal of entry into medical school.
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.