Thirty brand-new doctors begin residency programs across the country
What: Celebration to congratulate first graduates from Southern Medical Program
Who: Dr. Allan Jones, Regional Associate Dean, Interior, Erin Malzer, Interior Health Board Chair, Southern Medical Program students, BC Interior physicians, staff at Kelowna General Hospital
When: Monday, April 27 at 1 p.m.
Where: Lecture Theatre, UBC Clinical Academic Campus, Kelowna General Hospital
UBC Okanagan is celebrating the graduation of the first medical doctors educated in the BC Interior’s Southern Medical Program.
The 30 students, who started their medical training at UBC’s Okanagan campus in September 2011, will now begin two- to five-year residency programs across BC and Canada.
The Southern Medical Program is the newest distributed site of UBC’s province-wide medical education program. The program admits 32 students annually and now, four years into the program, more than 800 Interior-based health professionals are involved in teaching medical students and residents in 30 different communities.
This July, a new family medicine residency site will open at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, and training sites in Kamloops and Kelowna will welcome their second round of residents.
The SMP is delivered in partnership with Interior Health and UBC Okanagan. A short ceremony congratulating the students on their accomplishments will take place inside the lecture theatre at the Clinical Academic Campus at Kelowna General Hospital, CAC 106, at 1 p.m. Monday, April 27. The clinical campus is located at 2312 Pandosy Street, Kelowna.