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Event Announcement: Curriculum Renewal Town Hall

Dawn DeWitt, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education will be holding a Town Hall on the topic of Undergraduate Medical  Curriculum Renewal on Tuesday December 11th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. This session is one facet of our curriculum renewal communications plan, aimed at communicating in an open forum where we will: provide you with information on […]

Royal Columbian Hospital celebrates 150 years of service to the Fraser region

Royal Columbian Hospital celebrates 150 years of service to the Fraser region

Melissa Carr, Communications Coordinator – Vancouver Fraser Medical Program. Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH), the oldest operating hospital in British Columbia, opened in 1862 with 30 beds for men only. Today, Royal Columbian serves one in three British Columbians and receives more patients by air ambulance than any other hospital in the province. On October 7 […]

VFMP Appointment Announcements (Fall 2012)

Dr. Niloofer Baria, Director of Foundations of Medicine, MD Undergraduate Education, VFMP, November 1, 2012 – October 31, 2014. Dr. Jason Ford, Associate Director of Curriculum, MD Undergraduate Education, Vancouver Fraser Medical Program. November 1, 2012 – October 31, 2015 Dr. Karen Joughin, Director of Assessment, MD Undergraduate Education, Faculty of Medicine, September 1, 2012 […]

Sailing lessons…

Sailing lessons…

Vivian Leung, VFMP 2015 After a whole semester of learning how to speak to patients, we were finally learning how to perform physical exams. We were learning the fundamentals of the four pillars of physical examination: inspect, palpate, percuss and auscultate. Those four words themselves sounded esoteric. I say “I’m going to auscultate” in my most […]

Admission myths:  how they impact student diversity

Admission myths: how they impact student diversity

Lawrance Chow, VFMP 2014 Admission to medical school has always been an extremely competitive and daunting task, perhaps more now than ever. Incoming medical students all remember what it was like being a pre-medical student in their undergrad – the pressure of the competition often driving us to do whatever it takes to get here. […]

Members of the Hogg family on-hand to welcome Dr. Harriman to the community. From L – R, Gordon, Joan, LaVerne, John, Linda, Alan, Dr. Kasandra Harriman, Tracy and Jackson.

UBC resident receives bursary from Peace Arch Hospital Foundation

Jackie Smith, Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation Dr. Kasandra Harriman will be making the rounds in the George Street Family Practice this winter during her residency with UBC’s Faculty of Medicine. She will be taking shifts with preceptors Drs. Rachel Bright and Kim Veldhuis, with an eye to gaining additional experience in obstetrics […]