To support rural medicine by inspiring the next generation of rural health practitioners through mentoring.
ReMBC began in 2009 as Aboriginal eMentoring BC. As Aboriginal eMentoring BC, we connected rural and urban Indigenous youth with Health Science mentors, using a curriculum rooted in Indigenous ways of relating.
ReMBC is the latest evolution of Aboriginal eMentoring BC, and in order to honour our historic partners, we have embedded Aboriginal eMentoring BC as a stream of ReMBC. We continue to connect rural Indigenous youth who self-identify with Indigenous mentors studying health sciences.
Aboriginal eMentoring BC was originally funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2010-14), and ReMBC is now funded by the BC Ministry of Health via the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues.
ReMBC is a Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) initiative, coordinated from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia.