2018 Premedical Diversity Symposium

The following is a message from the organizers of the 2018 Premedical Diversity Symposium:

We invite you to join us at the 2018 UBC Premedical Diversity Symposium! 

Please RSVP by February 27 through the Google form below to reserve your spot:

What is this event?

Are you interested in a career in medicine, but don’t fit the traditional premed mold? Are you curious or confused about the road to applying to medical school? Do you want to hear from medical students who also come from diverse backgrounds?

Then this symposium is for you!

The UBC Faculty of Medicine invites people of all walks of life to apply to medical school. The Premedical Diversity Symposium is designed to support applicants who identify as “non-traditional” for reasons such as a difficult financial or family background, a non-science degree, Indigenous ancestry, rural origin, parenthood, or applying later in life.

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018. 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Registration opens at 9:30 am

Symposium programming from 10 am – 3:30 pm

This full day event will feature sessions on:
– The importance of diversity in medicine (Talks from Dr. Shahin Shirzad, Assistant Dean, Admissions, UBC medical school and Dr. Tammy Wojcik, Family Physician)
– Student stories from current non-traditional medical students
– Q&A breakout sessions in small groups with a medical student
– A brief overview of the UBC medical school admissions process
– How to finance your way through medical school

Lunch will be provided!
Where does this event take place?

Medical Student Alumni Centre (MSAC)
2750 Heather St, Vancouver, BC

TO BE ANNOUNCED, Reichwald Health Sciences Centre
1088 Discovery Ave, Kelowna, BC

TO BE ANNOUNCED, Royal Jubilee Hospital Coronation Annex
2221-2357 Richmond Rd, Victoria, BC

Prince George:
TO BE ANNOUNCED, Dr. Donald Rix Northern Health Sciences Centre
3333 University Way, Prince George, BC

Not in town but still interested?

No worries – you can still join us! We will provide VC link for you to dial in! Only a limited spots are available, so make sure you sign up early!!!


Contact us at premed.diversity@gmail.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1002576553227798/

Thank you and we hope to see you there!