The Healthcare Travelling Roadshow

The Healthcare Travelling Roadshow was conceived as a grass roots initiative to address rural healthcare workforce shortages. It involves a multidisciplinary group of health-care students from post-secondary institutions around B.C. traveling to rural communities to showcase career opportunities to high school students.

Since 2010, the Healthcare Travelling Roadshow has visited various Northern and rural communities.

2017 Roadshows

This spring, three Roadshows, each a week long, will visit communities in Northern B.C., the Cariboo, and the Southern Interior:

April 30 - May 6:  McBride – Valemount – Clearwater – Barrière
April 30 - May 6:  Grand Forks – Trail – Nelson
May 14 - 20:  Quesnel – Williams Lake – 100 Mile House


Are you a post-secondary student currently enrolled in a health professional program in B.C.? Join us on our next roadshows! 

Deadline for applications has been EXTENDED to 11:59pm, Sunday, March 12.


Goals of the Health Care Travelling Roadshow

1. Showcase healthcare careers as options for rural students.

RoadshowFormal and informal presentations are done by current healthcare students in rural focused training programs. Since these healthcare students are generally younger than the local parents and healthcare professionals, they are able to speak to the local youth in a language that is more accessible.  Informal presentations provide opportunities for local students to examine numerous examples of healthcare equipment and allow for more personal conversations with healthcare students.

2. Showcase the rural community as a career option for healthcare students.

The rural community has an opportunity to introduce the visiting students to the medical community, the hospital or healthcare facility, the broader community and the recreational opportunities that exist.

3. Provide an interdisciplinary experience for the healthcare students.

Healthcare training programs tend to be taught in isolation from the other healthcare professions, though the careers themselves all rely heavily on interdisciplinary interactions. Thus, there is a need to improve interdisciplinary opportunities for students during their training.

Past media coverage

Contact

For further information on the Healthcare Travelling Roadshow, please contact Dr. Sean Maurice at bchctrs@gmail.com