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Message from the Regional Associate Dean

Dr. Allan Jones (Message)Welcome to the UBC Faculty of Medicine Southern Medical Program (SMP) website.

As the newest installment to UBC’s distributed MD Undergraduate Program, we are proud to offer the Faculty of Medicine’s MD curriculum and training in the BC Interior. Among all of the distributed medical programs developed across Canada, the SMP commenced with one of the largest initial class sizes of 32 students. Launching a new medical program with such a large class is ambitious; however, it reflects the energy of our staff, faculty, and leadership and the significant health care needs of the communities across our region.

Our collaborative partnerships with the medical community, Interior Health, UBC Okanagan, and private donors continue to play a significant role in our program’s success. We are also incredibly grateful for the participation of our community members who allow students into their medical lives in the clinics and in the hospitals, helping to educate and train the next generation of physicians.

I would like to acknowledge the continued efforts and hard work by our instructors, clinical faculty, and staff.  As our program continues to expand and graduate physicians, it is with great hope that many of our students will return to practice in communities across the BC Interior in particular those with the greatest need.

Allan R. Jones, MD, FRCPC
Regional Associate Dean, Interior, UBC Faculty of Medicine
and Associate Vice-Provost, Medical Sciences, UBC’s Okanagan campus

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