The Nanaimo / Northern Emergency ED Program (NoEEP) is an innovative program funded by the Rural Coordination Center for BC (RCCbc) and the Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) through the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Health (JSC) to provide family physicians practicing in smaller and rural communities with a three-month, full time, remunerated fellowship in Emergency Medicine.
NEEP and NoEEP both provide a learning structure that is practical and relevant, offering a unique opportunity for comprehensive skills enhancement in Emergency Medicine.
These programs are provided in the spring (April-June) and fall (September-December). To learn more about upcoming cohorts, email the program at firstname.lastname@example.org
NEEP/NoEEP PROGRAM CURRICULUM
The program is composed of three 4-week rotations:
- minimum 8 weeks CORE clinical emergency and procedure work
- 2-4 weeks of ELECTIVES coordinated with approved sites
The core clinical placements occur at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital in Nanaimo, and at University of Northern BC Hospital in Prince George, providing learners with practical, real-world experiences in order to build advanced management and procedural skills. Elective placements in Anaesthesia, Intensive Care, or Rural Emergency complement the ED rotations.
Weekly academic sessions are an integral part of the core program. These educational sessions include a variety of emergency medicine topics, refreshers in ACLS, ATLS, and PALS, ultrasound (POCUS) training, and hands on training in the high fidelity medical simulation (SIM) lab.
Mentorship will be provided by Nanaimo Regional General Hospital emergency physicians for NEEP candidates, and by University of Northern BC Hospital emergency physicians for NoEEP candidates. These mentors will provide guidance and support during the program. Regular progress evaluations to review the learners progress and educational experiences will help the learner develop an appropriate learning plan.
Clinical evaluation learners will receive feedback on a regular basis through a combination of shift evaluation forms completed by preceptors and supervisors.