Health professionals from the Beaver County region will teach high school students from Tofield, Holden, and Viking basic medical skills at an upcoming skills day to be held at the Ryley Community Hall on November 30, 2022. RhPAP Let’s Go Rural! high school skills day events encourage students to consider careers rural health care while introducing them to local opportunities that may be available.
The interactive day offers rural students a hands-on introduction to common health-care activities under the instruction of local health-care professionals. Students can also speak with instructors about health-related careers in the community, health-care provider job experiences, and the educational requirements for specific health-care careers. This event is organized by RhPAP and the Community Attraction and Retention Committee (CARC) for Tofield, Ryley, and Beaver County West.
An effective way of attracting health-care providers to rural communities is to allow them to experience rural practice and what it would be like to live in a rural community before they start making practice decisions. RhPAP Let’s Go Rural! Events, including Post-secondary Experiences and events for high school students, are sponsored by RhPAP, and are scheduled in rural Alberta communities throughout the year by the RhPAP Rural Community Consultant team. Click here for more information.