Roadshow drove home healthcare professions for Quesnel students

Northern Health toured Cariboo schools showing students the professional possibilities in healthcare. These students were at Correlieu Secondary School in Quesnel. (UNBC photo)
Correlieu Secondary School students got to try their hand at healthcare professions during the Healthcare Roadshow put on by Northern Health. (UNBC photo)
Northern Health's Healthcare Roadshow came to Correlieu Secondary School in Quesnel to give students some insights into some of the professions they might consider after graduation. (UNBC photo)

Critical professions were examined by Correlieu students when the Healthcare Travelling Roadshow ‘23 rolled up for an appointment.

UBC Northern Medical Program at UNBC brought the roadshow to a number of Cariboo schools during the spring lead-up to high school graduation. The education response team was a group of health professional students from around B.C. who are already studying to have various healthcare jobs, and wanted to give the high schoolers their fresh experiences in the many professions on the table. They could give hands-on demonstrations and talk from a knowledgeable place about what to expect in those education streams.

“The Healthcare Travelling Roadshow will highlight various health careers from the perspectives of students training in those professions, including dental hygiene, medical laboratory science, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, and pharmacy,” said a statement from UBC Northern Medical Program at UNBC. “The Roadshow was conceived as a grassroots initiative to address rural healthcare workforce shortages. Founded in 2010 by Dr. Sean Maurice with the UBC Northern Medical Program at UNBC, it has grown to include regional trips each year in Northern and Interior B.C. Since its inception, the initiative has connected with more than 12,000 students in 68 communities throughout B.C.”

The Healthcare Travelling Roadshow is delivered in partnership with the Northern Medical Programs Trust, Rural Education Action Plan, Interior Health, UNBC, and UBC Faculty of Medicine.

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