The third annual Southern Medical Program Welcome Reception was held at the historic Laurel Packinghouse in downtown Kelowna on the evening of January 30, 2015. The event serves as a formal welcome to the newest cohort of medical students to the SMP and the BC Interior medical community. It also provides a chance to acknowledge the hard work and contributions of the SMP’s faculty, staff, and program partners. Student emcees Olivia Guerra and Chris Stuart did a great job kicking off the event and provided some words of wisdom to the newest group of students.
Thanks to the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and special guests who were able to attend. A special thanks to event sponsors Scotiabank, Meyers Norris Penny, Doctors of BC, Canadian Medical Association, MD Management, Faculty of Medicine Alumni, and Drs. Allan and Charlotte Jones for supporting the event. The net proceeds from the reception will help create a new bursary award for the Class of SMP 2018.