Dr. Carmen Larsen, Family Physician and Clinical Instructor with the UBC Department of Family Practice is the new Site Director for the Vernon Integrated Community Clerkship (ICC) program. For the past five years, Dr. Larsen has been in practice working in urgent care, corrections, and completing numerous locums in family practice clinics in and around Edmonton. She relocated to Vernon in 2013 to continue her practice which includes locums and on-call surgical assists at Vernon Jubilee Hospital (VJH).
Vernon ICC students will have a new space to call home later this year. The new space in the Polson Tower at VJH will include centralized education areas, a clinical skills room, two videoconferences rooms, as well as an on-call sleep area, lounge, and lockers for medical students. It will also provide a venue for professional development programs for family physicians and specialists in Vernon and surrounding communities.