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2017 Alberta Physician of Distinction

December 01 , 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Chris Nichol of Camrose for being chosen as this year's Alberta Physician of Distinction by the Rural Health Profesionals Action Plan! Dr. Nichol is known for creating a program to inspire young medical minds.

It is a six-week course that introduces Junior High students to the local medical system and shows them what it's like to be a healthcare professional. The course demonstrates a simulated patient's experience to the students, from the initial EMS response to the patient's injury to rehabilitation.  

There is hope that this will inspire young youth to go into healthcare, possibly in a small community similar to the one they were raised in.

He was interviewed by Alberta Primetime about the program.

You can also learn more about the program by reading the Vital Beat story.