Learning Opportunities

Weekend Shadowing Experiences – Rural Medicine

What is it really like to practice medicine in a small town?  Twice a year, Northern Medical Program students have the opportunity to find out first-hand as part of the Rural Shadowing Program. This special initiative, funded through the Northern Medical Programs Trust, enables students to spend a weekend, either in the spring or fall, with rural doctors to see what their around-the-clock life and work is like. The experience can include family medicine, in-patient care, emergency medicine and obstetrics. Communities include Mackenzie, Smithers (spring), Valemount, Vanderhoof and Williams Lake.

Students are asked to submit their applications during a call-out for participants in March and September through the NMP’s Student Affairs office.