The first cohort of the Nanaimo Emergency Education Program (NEEP) recently completed their training. The program was well received by participants, with one commenting: “It was one of the times in my life when I got more than I wished for.”
NEEP is an innovative program funded by the Rural Coordination Center for BC (RCCbc) and the Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) through the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC). It provides three rural family doctors with three months of full time, remunerated training in Emergency Medicine based out of Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) on Vancouver Island. Training is modular and flexible, allowing participants to learn without leaving their small community or rural practice for prolonged periods of time. (For more details about the NEEP program, see our previous story on NEEP.)
The program is currently accepting applications for it’s third cohort, slated to begin in April 2018. If you would like to be considered for this program, complete the NEEP Application form along with a letter of intent, and attach your CV and three letters of reference. Applications are due no later than November 15, 2017.