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Nanaimo Emergency Education Program

About the Program

Program Overview

Nanaimo Emergency ED Program (NEEP) is an innovative program funded by the Rural Coordination Center for BC and REAP through the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Health to provide family physicians practicing in smaller and rural communities with a three-month, full time, remunerated fellowship in Emergency Medicine.

The NEEP program provides a learning structure that is practical and relevant, offering a unique opportunity for comprehensive skills enhancement in Emergency Medicine.

This program is provided in the spring (April-June) and fall (September-December).

Program Curriculum

The program is composed of three 4 week rotations: minimum 8 weeks core clinical emergency and procedure work and 2-4 week of electives coordinated with approved sites.  The core clinical placements occur at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Emergency Department, providing learners with practical, real-world experiences in order to build advanced management and procedural skills.  Elective placements in Anaesthesia, Intensive Care, or Rural Emergency complement the ED rotations.

Weekly academic sessions are an integral part of the core program.  These educational sessions include a variety of emergency medicine topics, refreshers in ACLS, ATLS, and PALS, ultrasound (POCUS) training, and hands on training in the high fidelity medical simulation (SIM) lab.

Mentorship Aspects

Mentorship will be provided by the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Emergency Physicians, and will provide guidance and support during the program.  Regular progress evaluations to review the learners progress and educational experiences will help the learner develop an appropriate learning plan.


Pre- and post-course evaluation:  Learners will complete a short pre-test at the beginning of the program as a self-assessment tool to guide their learning.  A combination of written evaluations and simulated acute resuscitation scenarios will establish learners’ cumulative knowledge and skill level progression during the course of the NEEP program.

Clinical evaluation learners will receive feedback on a regular basis through a combination of shift evaluation forms completed by preceptors and supervisors.

Completion Requirements

Program completion requirements include completion of the 12 weeks of clinical rotations, attendance at the academic education sessions, and completion of the course evaluation. The NEEP program is accredited for ___ credits after submission of a post course reflection to the _____. In addition the course is recognized towards practice eligibility for application to write the ______ exam.


  • Full Name
  • Telephone number(s) including extension, if appropriate
  • Mailing address
  • Email address
  • How did you hear about the NEEP program?
  • Describe your present clinical practice including location.
  • What percentage of your clinical practice is Emergency Medicine (shifts/month)?
  • What is the specific area of your practice you want to develop?
  • How would you rate your current comfort level in Emergency Medicine clinical skills?
  • What are your specific learning objectives and/or goals at this time?
  • Which cohort are you applying for:
    • September 18 - December 8, 2017 (application deadline April 30th, 2017)
    • April 2018 cohort date TBA
  • Attach a letter of intent (maximum two pages)
  • Attach a resume or CV - whichever you think is appropriate

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