INDG 302: Indigenous Health and Healing introduces students to the topic of Aboriginal health and healing from the time prior to first contact with European newcomers through to the present. We will also focus on cultural awareness and critical thinking on current Aboriginal health and healing issues.  Aboriginal health and healing will be explored from within a variety of Aboriginal perspectives that are inclusive of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of health and well-being.  Skill-based training in cultural safety and anti-racism based on the recommendations and information provided by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission results and the “calls to action” will be emphasized.  Aboriginal worldviews and “ways of knowing” will be embedded in the course delivery as well as course content.

RPM 121: Rural Health Issues II introduces students to the concept of inter-professional practice and to various communication skills needed for collaboration and effective teamwork. Students will develop awareness and skills in respectful listening, compassionate communication, group process, and conflict transformation. Attention will also be paid to issues of social power and privilege, prejudice, discrimination, and what is required to overcome these.

RPM 321: Rural Health Applied Research Project, students will implement the health-related project proposals developed in RPM 320. Students will continue to consolidate hands-on skills, such as team work, group facilitation, project planning and implementation, and teaching/learning.

RPM 120: Rural Health Issues I introduces students to the professional realities of rural physicians. Students will become familiar with various pathways into the medical profession, and be guided in preparing for application to medical school. The course will include a field trip to our regional hospital and guest lectures from several practicing rural health professionals. The importance of both professionalism and self-care will be emphasized throughout the course.


Rural Health Issues V builds on the communication skills learned and practiced in previous RPM courses. Throughout year 3 of the Rural Pre-Medicine Program, students will work on a health-related rural community applied research project, which may include local and international opportunities for experiential learning.  In RPM 320, students will apply research knowledge and methodologies to create a community-based project proposal. Students will gain practical knowledge through a variety of hands-on skills such as team work, group facilitation, project planning and implementation, and teaching/learning.

The is your go-to place for resources related to your journey through the Rural Pre-Medicine Program, including Indigenous resources, volunteer opportunities, professionalism and more. Here you will also find your calendar, which will be populated with all RPM program events, as well as events for specific groups (1st year, 2nd-year, 3rd-year). You can personalize your calendar by adding "user" events.