Supported rural pre-medicine: a descriptive evaluation of a novel undergraduate program’s first cohorts

Authors

  • Sara McEwen Selkirk College
  • Takaia Larsen Selkirk College
  • Elizabeth Lund Selkirk College
  • Jonathan Vanderhoek Selkirk College

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https://doi.org/10.36834/cmej.72358

Abstract

Implication Statement

Selkirk College’s Rural Pre-Medicine (RPM) program launched in 2014 as a unique undergraduate initiative designed to increase the number of students who prepare for future careers in rural healthcare and, in the longterm, to play a role in reducing rural health disparities. Preliminary evaluation indicates most students in the program have rural backgrounds and the majority of graduates with follow-up data go on to further health science programming, including medical school. Challenges with retention have been identified. RPM is committed to ongoing program improvement and to providing a model for similar programs in other jurisdictions. 

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2021-06-26

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McEwen S, Larsen T, Lund E, Vanderhoek J. Supported rural pre-medicine: a descriptive evaluation of a novel undergraduate program’s first cohorts. Can. Med. Ed. J [Internet]. 2021 Jun. 26 [cited 2022 Jan. 18];12(6):114-6. Available from: https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cmej/article/view/72358

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