The Healthcare Travelling Roadshow rolled into Merritt, Princeton, and Keremeos last month to showcase the diverse range of healthcare career options available for rural high school students.
At each roadshow stop, a series of presentations were delivered by healthcare students representing medicine, nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, registered massage therapy, and medical laboratory technology. Rural students were given an opportunity to learn about different healthcare professions while participating in many hands-on experiences.
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, this was the first time the annual roadshow has come to the Southern Interior. The roadshow was led by the University of Northern British Columbia in partnership with the UBC Faculty of Medicine, Northern Medical Programs Trust, and Rural Education Action Plan.