SMP Update – Spring 2013

New crop of SMP students arrive

New crop of SMP students arrive

32 new faces are gracing the halls of the Reichwald Health Sciences Centre and Clinical Academic Campus. The second-ever cohort of SMP students arrived in early January to begin their studies with the program. With many originating from outside of the Interior, students have spent the past couple of months getting acclimated to the city […]

2013 Heartfelt Images Winner

2013 Heartfelt Images Winner

First year SMP student Vivian Ma submitted this 5th place winning entry for the annual Heartfelt Images contest. Held during the cardiovascular block of the MD program, entries must artistically conceptualize the heart and circulatory system. “I was inspired by one of my clinical skills profs who told us to just close our eyes and […]

Year 1 Class President Nicholas Azad addresses the crowd on behalf the first year students.

SMP Student Welcome Reception

The second cohort of SMP students was officially welcomed by the local medical community at the first ever SMP Student Welcome Reception. Over 150 students, faculty, staff, alumni and program partners attended the event held at the scenic Volcanic Hills Winery this past February. The annual event is aimed at providing a warm welcome to […]

Representatives for SIDIT join SMP students for lunch at the Reichwald Health Sciences Centre.

SIDIT funds bursaries for SMP students

The Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust (SIDIT) has provided a grant of $75,000 over three years to fund educational support for SMP students. The contribution will be matched by an anonymous funder, activating a total of $150,000 in bursary support for SMP students. SIDIT’s primary focus is to support economic development projects that will have […]

Students trying to resuscitate SimMan 3G in the Pritchard Simulation Centre.

Clinical Skills Boot Camp

20 third-year UBC med students are currently completing rotations in Kelowna, Kamloops, Trail, and Vernon. In early February, all of them were brought to the Clinical Academic Campus in Kelowna for the ‘Year 3 Clerkship Boot Camp.’ Working in teams, students were able to connect with their peers and participate in a full day of […]

Nursing students Tajaira Thiessen and Danielle Labuik work alongside medical students Rob Trasolini and Jordan Nostedt to measure blood pressure for participants at the recent Diversity Health Fair.

Interprofessional student group focuses on community health

Medical and nursing students collaborate to provide health action teams