Recruiting the next generation of rural healthcare professionals
The Healthcare Travelling Roadshow brings a multidisciplinary group of healthcare students and graduates from a number of provincial post-secondary institutions to showcase career opportunities to rural high school students.
Led by Southern Medical Program students based at UBC Okanagan, the 2018 roadshow visits Sicamous, Revelstoke and Nakusp from May 6 to 12.
Students and graduates representing medicine, nursing, physical therapy, midwifery, pharmacy, dental hygiene, respiratory therapy and cardiology technology will present hands-on demonstrations at the following high schools:
- Eagle River Secondary School (Sicamous): Monday, May 7
Presentations times are 10:40 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 12:45 to 2:05 p.m. and 2:10 to 3:30 p.m.
- Revelstoke Secondary School: Wednesday, May 9
Presentation times are 10:15 to 11:35 a.m., 12:25 to 1:45 p.m. and 1:55 to 3:10 p.m.
- Nakusp Secondary School: Friday, May 11
Presentation times are 10:25 to 11:40 a.m., 12:20 to 1:40 p.m. and 1:45 to 3 p.m.
The Healthcare Travelling Roadshow was conceived as a grassroots initiative to address rural healthcare workforce shortages. The provincial initiative has grown to include three regional trips each year in Northern and Interior BC. Since its inception in 2010, the roadshow has connected with more than 7,000 high school students in 32 communities throughout BC.
The Healthcare Travelling Roadshow is delivered in partnership with the University of Northern BC, Southern Medical Program based at UBC Okanagan, Northern Medical Programs Trust, Rural Education Action Plan and Interior Health.