Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Applicants require:

  • CCFP
  • 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?

  • Application form
  • Current CV (uploaded to the application form)
  • Letter of intent – maximum 2 pages (uploaded to the application form)
  • 2 letters of reference – sent directly to

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