Where are the programs located?
The NEEP/NoEEP/KEEP programs are located in 3 communities:
- Nanaimo (Nanaimo Regional General Hospital)
- Prince George (University Hospital of Northern British Columbia)
- Kamloops (Royal Inland Hospital)
How many seats are available for each cohort?
Total of 9 seats per cohort, 3 for each site
Who is eligible to apply?
This program is suited to physicians that currently have a rural practice, work as a rural locum or would like to do more rural work and feel that additional training would make them feel more confident.
- Active BC College of Physicians and Surgeons licence
- Strong connection to rural BC communities with intent to serve these populations
What is needed for the application package?
Do I have to apply to a specific site, or can I apply to both?
- Options to apply at individual sites or all 3 are on the application
- If applying for all 3, it is helpful to rank your first choice
When will I find out if I am accepted into the program?
Successful applicants can expect to receive notification 4 weeks after the application deadline
How am I funded during the program?
- The program is funded for 60 days of training through the Rural Coordination Center (RCC) and REAP
- $4,750 per week stipend to cover income loss
- $450 per week is to be paid to the primary preceptor, from the weekly stipend
- Travel costs of up to $2,000 for the duration of the training period
- Up to $1,000 per week for accomodation
How is the program laid out?
- The program runs for 12 consecutive weeks
- Weekly academic sessions that include a variety of EM topics
- Ultrasound training with the goal of IP certification
- Shifts scheduled in the ED, proceduralist service (Nanaimo only) and anesthesia departments where you work with a preceptor