Community provided scholarships to get youth into medical professions.
Innovations that involve education-related initiatives for community members, medical students, and/or health care providers
A medical student seeking training in Cardiology proposed to the Mayor that the community’s Health Services Society fund his specialist education for 2 years. In return his family would commit to a 10 year return to service contract with the community.
The University of Northern BC and the Northern Medical Program facilitates a travelling road show to expose urban students to the northern-rural environment.
The University of Northern BC and the Northern Medical Program bring students to truck stops to assist in providing medical services to a hard-to-reach population group who are always on the go with their job.
The SAS Wellness Centre has a team of professionals and volunteers who provide holistic health care to the students in a culturally safe and welcoming environment, including those from Indigenous and LGBTQQIA2S communities.
Registered Nurse (RN) numbers are low, so this community has developed education lines to tackle that. A nurse can take a rural emerge course through University of Northern BC (UNBC) and are guaranteed to stay in Bella Coola. Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) pays for it, but the nurses must commit to a 1 year return of service in the community.
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