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Northern Medical Programs Trust

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By , November 17, 2011

Northern Medical Programs Trust

Did you know clinical experience in a northern, rural B.C. community is vital retaining a newly-trained doctor or nurse to practice in the north?

Health care providers are a critical need in northern rural B.C. To help address the shortage, theUniversityofNorthern British Columbia’s (UNBC) Northern Medical Program Trust (NMPT) provides funding for medical students in the NMP and Family Nurse Practitioner students to pursue rural clinical placements as part of their training.

The NMPT is supported by northern B.C. communities and companies like Encana Corporation, Spectra Energy and Canadian Natural Resources Limited. The trust provides financial support to the tune of about $150,000 a year to students in the NMP and Family Nurse Practitioner program. Students receive cash for rural clinical placements that are part of their educational program. Today, the NMPT endowment stands at about $6.5 million.

Are you a medical or nursing student at UNBC? Interested in a clinical placement in a northern B.C. community? Nursing and medical students attending UNBC are eligible to apply for funding to pursue their rural practical experience. The level of funding varies from year to year and according to the type of clinical experience, but the top amount – about $4000 – goes annually to students who wish to complete a full year of medical school in either Fort St. John or Terrace. To learn more visit http://www.unbc.ca/nmp/welcome.html.

 

For more information, or to support the Northern Medical Programs Trust, visit www.unbc.ca/giving.

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