New crop of SMP students arrive

32 new faces are gracing the halls of the Reichwald Health Sciences Centre and Clinical Academic Campus. The second-ever cohort of SMP students arrived in early January to begin their studies with the program. With many originating from outside of the Interior, students have spent the past couple of months getting acclimated to the city and building connections with the SMP faculty, staff, second year students, and the Okanagan medical community.

Comments from the class of SMP 2016:

Kurt Hoskin
My experiences with the doctors in the community have been extremely positive – all have been very excited to teach and share with us all their knowledge.

Trish Caddy
Everything about the SMP, from the pace of life to the preceptors to the wonderful, caring staff have made studying here an exciting and enjoyable experience.

Nicholas Azad

I have had an amazing experience with the Southern Medical Program. Everyone looks out for one another whether it be studying, setting up events, or doing activities inside/outside school.

Julia Hassler
The patients in clinical skills and especially in family practice are so welcoming and happy to have students learn from them in a clinical setting. All the staff are so welcoming and approachable.

Rob Trasolini
SMP was my first choice and I’m loving it. Kelowna is beautiful and the small program makes for a great learning environment.

Greg Costello
The local tutors and instructors have been absolutely fantastic, and really instill in me the sense that I am getting a truly top notch medical education here in Kelowna