Southern Medical Program students Jackie Reid and Vincent Wong are this year’s recipients of the Reichwald Family Foundation Southern Medical Program award. Established by the Reichwald family, the award recognizes exceptional academic standing, strong leadership, volunteerism, and financial need. The annual award provides $10,000 for each student.
Growing up in the Okanagan, Jackie Reid completed a Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology and Genetics at UBC Vancouver followed by a Bachelor of Nursing with the University of Calgary. Prior to entering medical school, she worked as a registered nurse for three years in Victoria and Vernon. In her first year of studies with the SMP, she became involved with the Talk to Your Doc program and served as a representative for Students Offering Support program. Working with SMP clinical faculty and staff, she has initiated an ultrasound interest group to provide opportunities for students to learn point-of-care ultrasound skills.
Born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver, Vincent Wong completed a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at UBC working briefly as a pharmacist before beginning his studies with the SMP. During his first year of medical school, he served as Year 1 Class President and Vice President SMP for the UBC Medical Undergraduate Society. He is the current Junior Co-Chair for the Family Medicine Interest Group and coordinated a suturing workshop for SMP students with family medicine residents based at Kelowna General Hospital. He also serves as a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee with Doctors of BC.
Congratulations to Jackie and Vincent for their tremendous acknowledgement and great work with the SMP.