Meet Our Students

Meet some of our MD Undergraduate Program students.

Ellie Parton video

Ellie Parton

Discover Ellie’s journey into medicine and how she became a role model to future Indigenous medical students across B.C.

Nolan Chem

Many of my most memorable experiences come from medical school. Take the time to connect with your classmates. Keep an open mind when going through your clinical rotations because you never know what might catch your eye! Medical school can get busy at times and can be stressful, so try and develop healthy habits early in medical school like exercising, mindfulness, and connecting with friends or family.Nolan Chem from Langley, BC (born and raised in Winnipeg, MB) started the MD Undergraduate Program in 2018

Lauren Eggenberger

Ever since I was young I have loved my science classes and learning about the human body. I wanted to pursue a career that would allow me help others and ideally return to the north to work and give back to the community that I was raised in. Medicine seemed like the perfect career to allow me to explore all three of these passions. Every day I’m reminded of why I made this choice and why this was the right choice for me.Lauren Eggenberger from Yellowknife, NT started the MD Program in 2020


Adrienne Stedford video

Adrienne Stedford

Explore Adrienne’s unconventional path to medicine, which is proof that life is about the journey, not the destination.


Victoria Bass video

Victoria Bass

From classical music to chasing the dream of being accepted into the MD Undergraduate program – explore Victoria’s inspiring story.

Tarissa Alec

I chose the MD Undergraduate at UBC because I was inspired by the opportunity to push myself both professionally and personally while doing something meaningful and fulfilling. I am excited to return to Northern BC Indigenous communities and provide culturally safe care.Tarissa Alec from Prince George began the MD Program in 2015

Iman Baharmand

The MD program allows me to combine my love of science, problem-solving, and human connection in pursuing a meaningful career.Iman Baharmand from Port Coquitlam started the MD Program in 2020


Graeme Lindsay video

Graeme Lindsay

Meet Graeme and find out why he never gave up on his dream of being accepted into the UBC MD Undergraduate Program.