It has already attracted lots of positive talk but now a new program at Selkirk College is receiving big financial backing.
The three -year pre-medicine program is aimed at rural students and giving them the skills to get into medicine at UBC and then one day perhaps practice rurally.
Program Co-ordinator Elizabeth Lund says the Province and Doctors of BC are now giving the program a million dollars.
That’ll help pay for all the special add-ons Selkirk will offer such as mediation training, volunteer tasks and local research.
Lund says the money is a major endorsement from the medical community.