Selkirk College

Rural Pre-Medicine

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Program Information

School:Selkirk College
Faculty:University Sciences
Degree:Diploma; Advanced
Field of Study:Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Description:Our health care system needs doctors who want to practice in a rural setting and medical schools are looking for students with rural backgrounds. In Selkirk College's Rural Pre-Medicine Program, you will experience what it means to be a rural health care provider.

Join us in studying courses tailored to rural medicine recommended for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Making our program unique is extra training in skills such as conflict resolution, small business training and MCAT preparation that will strengthen your medical school applications and support your future as a medical professional. By enriching your learning with additional courses, you will also gain knowledge and personal resilience that will contribute to your abilities. RPM prepares you for further education in a variety of health-care professions such as pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, optometry and veterinary medicine.
URL:Rural Pre-Medicine at Selkirk College
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,824

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program. Compulsory fees are included.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade11 Precalculus 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry 
  •  Grade11 Physics 
Applicants must have graduated from secondary school (or equivalent) and completed the following courses from the BC Provincial Curriculum (or their equivalents): English 12 or English 12 First Peoples or IELTS 6.5; Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-calculus 12; Chemistry 11; Physics 11 (minimum 60%); and two other approved Grade 12 courses, one of which must be: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geography 12, Geology 12, or Physics 12. Biology 12 and Chemistry 12 are strongly recommended. Unless otherwise stated, a minimum of 67% is required in all prerequisite courses. Candidates who do not have all of the program pre-requisites, but who believe they may have relevant background should contact the School Chair to determine whether they may qualify for entry and/or advanced standing. Please visit the website for complete program requirements.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Application Notes : Applicants are required to have English 12 or English 12 First Peoples or an IELTS score of 6.5.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 14, 2022