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To recruit rural students, Faculty turns to videoconferencing
January 27, 2016Last month, the Faculty held its first remote information session, connecting with students in Penticton and Summerland. Read More >


Building empathy through theatre: annual production enables medical students to walk in other shoes
January 21, 2016For over a decade, UBC students in both the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry have been participating in MedPlay. The annual production is a tradition amongst the students, who enjoy the creativity and time away from their studies. Read More >


Oncology specialist returns to the North
January 12, 2016Sarah Roberts, a graduate of the Northern Medical Program, returns to her hometown of Prince George to join the BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North as an oncologist. Read More >


New space for students and resident doctors at Nelson hospital
December 3, 2015UBC medical students and resident physicians now have their own dedicated study and training space at Kootenay Lake Hospital. Read More >


Welcoming UBC’s largest group of first year Aboriginal medical students
October 14, 2015This year, 15 first year Aboriginal students were admitted to our MD program. Read More >


Island Medical Program graduate profile: Michelle Tousignant
June 30, 2015Emergency physician Dr. Michelle Tousignant, one of 24 students in the Island Medical Program's first class, reflects back on her training experience on the Island. Read More >


UBC Aboriginal MD program meets goal five years ahead of schedule
May 15, 2015In 2002, UBC's Aboriginal MD Admissions program set an unofficial goal of graduating 50 more Aboriginal MDs by 2020. Now, the ambitious goal has been reached five years early. Read More >


Dr. David Snadden on rural doctor shortages in B.C.
January 13, 2015Our own Dr. David Snadden recently spoke with CBC regarding rural doctor shortages in B.C. and what the UBC Faculty of Medicine is doing to address this issue. The interview begins about halfway through the podcast. Listen here. Read More >


An injection of youth
September 5, 2014Meet the two youngest MD students in UBC history. Read More >


Recent MD grad honoured with Doctors of BC “Change Maker Award”
June 25, 2014The Doctors of BC Change Maker Awards, which recognizes winners for their work in improving the health care system for patients and those who work in it. Read More >