What: The Healthcare Travelling Roadshow showcases the diverse range of healthcare career options available to rural high school students.
Who: The roadshow is led by the University of Northern British Columbia in partnership with UBC's Faculty of Medicine, Northern Medical Programs Trust, and Rural Education Action Plan.
When and Where:
Stop 1 (Merritt) – Monday, May 16 at Merritt Secondary School (1561 Chapman Street, Merritt); presentations at 9 to 10:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Stop 2 (Princeton) – Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at Princeton Secondary School (201 Old Merritt Hwy, Princeton); presentations at 9:15 to 10:45 a.m., 11:15 am to 12:45 p.m., and 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Stop 3 (Keremeos) – Friday, May 20 at Similkameen Elementary Secondary School (830 2 Ave, Keremeos); presentations at 8:30 to 10 a.m. and 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.
At each roadshow stop, an interdisciplinary group of healthcare students from BC universities and colleges lead a series of formal and informal presentations. They will speak to rural students about the diversity of medical career options and provide a first-hand look at current healthcare technologies. Students will also have an opportunity to participate in many hands-on experiences from learning how to read an X-ray to taking blood pressure to intubating model patients.
The roadshow aims to help address rural healthcare challenges by showcasing career options for rural students, exposing students to rural communities, and providing an interdisciplinary learning experience.
Started in 2010, the annual roadshow just completed a week-long trip to Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii. Now on its second leg, it comes to the Southern Interior for the first time.