Future healthcare professionals received a first-hand glimpse at both rural medicine and lifestyle at RPAP's latest Medical Skills Event.
The RPAP event, hosted by Drayton Valley on 24-25 October 2015, was held in partnership with the Pembina Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee, local medical professionals and Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Centre.
In addition to teaching students basic medical skills, Skills Weekends are valuable opportunities for rural Alberta communities to showcase local amenities to students in healthcare disciplines. Volunteers in Drayton Valley treated students to a community dinner and social evening with local professionals on Saturday evening; as well as a tour of town, and Jaws of Life simulation involving local emergency responders, on Sunday.
Skills Weekends, sponsored by RPAP | Health Workforce for Alberta, are arranged by the RPAP Medical Students' Initiative Coordinator and are scheduled throughout the year in rural Alberta communities.
To learn more about Medical Skills Weekends, seerpap.ab.ca/skillsweekends.