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SMP Distributed Sites

The Southern Medical Program (SMP) is a distributed program within a distributed program. As part of UBC's MD Undergraduate Program, the SMP provides medical professional training in communities throughout the BC Interior.

Years 1 and 2 are delivered primarily in Kelowna at the Reichwald Health Sciences Centre at UBC's Okanagan Campus, Clinical Academic Campus at Kelowna General Hospital, and local family physicians offices.

For Year 3, the SMP provides clinical training at numerous hospitals and health centres including Kelowna General Hospital, Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, Penticton Regional Hospital, Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, and East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. In total, the SMP presently offers Year 4 Electives in 15 different communities.

Videoconferencing technology is a vital component to the delivery of the SMP. From participating in lectures to clinical skills training, the technology allows for faculty, staff, and students to connect with their peers throughout the MD Undergraduate Program. Most importantly, it ensures students receive the same curriculum and depth of learning experiences regardless of their geographic location.

Reichwald Health Sciences Centre - UBC's Okanagan Campus
Clinical Academic Campus1 Clinical Academic Campus: Kelowna General Hospital

Affiliated Regional Centres & Community Education Facilities

Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops
VJH Vernon Jubilee Hospital
Penticton Regional Hospital
KBRH Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital
East Kootenay Regional Hospital

Last reviewed shim7/29/2013 10:33:52 AM