Post-secondary students learn what it’s like to be a health professional in a rural Alberta community
Health professionals from the Fairview region will teach medical and nursing students from the University of Alberta basic medical skills at an upcoming skills weekend in Fairview, Alberta on August 23-25, 2019. The weekend includes an interactive skills day that offers students a hands-on opportunity to engage in common health-care activities. Students can also speak with the instructors about health-related careers in the community, health-care provider job experiences, and the educational requirements for specific careers in health care. The intent of the post-secondary skills weekend is to encourage future health-care professionals to consider a career in rural Alberta and learn about the local opportunities available. Students also receive a taste of the local culture with a pancake breakfast, horse wagon rides, and tours and outdoor time at Historic Dunvegan and Maples Provincial Park.
RhPAP Skills Day at the Fairview Health Complex
Sponsors: Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP), the Fairview Health Professional Enhancement Committee, and Alberta Health Services
Location: Fairview Health Complex, 10628 110 Street, Fairview, Alberta, T0H 1L0
Days: August 24, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Skills: IV starts, STARS Mobile Education Unit, Spinal Immobilization/ EMS, Suturing, and Intubation
Local contacts: Phil Kolodychuk, Chair of Committee, MD Fairview; Amber Bean, Clear Hills County
RhPAP Skills Events
RhPAP Skills Events, including Skills Days and Skills Weekends for high school and post-secondary students, are sponsored by RhPAP, and are scheduled in rural Alberta communities throughout the year by the RhPAP Rural Community Consultant team.
- Photo Gallery, 2018 Smoky River Skills Weekend
- ￼Video Playlist, RhPAP Post-Secondary Skills Events
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