Focus on rural students, doctors leads uCalgary to ease enrolment criteria for Selkirk pre-med grads

August 17, 2016

Students of Selkirk College’s pre-medicine program will have a better chance of continuing their education at the University of Calgary thanks to a new agreement between the schools. CBC reports that out-of-province students have traditionally had to meet different application criteria than in-province students at uCalgary, but the new agreement will allow Selkirk students to enrol if they meet the same enrolment criteria as Alberta-based applicants. The new agreement was reportedly reached to help address the underrepresentation of rural students in uCalgary’s medical applicant pool, along with a need for more rural doctors practicing in AB. CBC | Selkirk