Local high school students to learn what it’s like to be a health professional in rural Alberta
Local health professionals will teach about 50 students from high schools in Drayton Valley and Breton basic health-care skills at an upcoming RhPAP skills day event in Drayton Valley, Alberta on October 29, 2019. The day-long event offers participants an interactive, skills-based introduction to working in rural Alberta as a health-care professional. Students can 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.
RhPAP Skills Day at the Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Centre
Sponsors: Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP), the Pembina Physician Recruitment & Retention Committee, and Alberta Health Services
Location: Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Centre, 4550 Madsen Avenue, Drayton Valley
Days: October 29, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Skills: IV starts / Injections, Hospital Tour, Allied Health, Mechanical Lifts, Suturing, and EMS / Airway Management, Lab / X-Ray
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.
RhPAP Rural Community Consultant
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Rural Health Professions Action Plan