Students training in several healthcare disciplines are coming to Drayton Valley to discover the advantages of living and working in a rural Alberta community.
RPAP | Health Workforce for Alberta, in partnership with the Pembina Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee, local medical professionals and Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Centre, is hosting a Medical Skills Weekend in Drayton Valley on 24-25 October 2015.
Students from the RPAP-supported Rural Medical Interest Group of the University of Calgary, Nursing students from Mount Royal University, Respiratory Therapy students from SAIT, and Physiotherapy students from the University of Alberta, will experience a busy weekend of skills training taught by local healthcare professionals.
In addition to teaching students basic medical skills, Skills Weekends are valuable opportunities for rural Alberta communities to showcase local amenities to students in healthcare disciplines. Organizers will be treating students to a community dinner and social evening with local professionals on Saturday evening; as well as a tour of town, and Jaws of Life simulation involving local emergency responders, on Sunday.
Skills Weekends, sponsored by RPAP | Health Workforce for Alberta, are arranged by the RPAP Medical Students' Initiative Coordinator and are scheduled throughout the year in rural Alberta communities. To learn more about Medical Skills Weekends, see www.rpap.ab.ca/skillsweekends.
RPAP | Health Workforce for Alberta is an independent, not-for-profit company funded by the Alberta Ministry of Health. Established in 1991 by the Government of Alberta, RPAP supports the ongoing efforts of Alberta’s rural physicians, their families and communities to improve the quality of rural health care.