The Southern Medical Program Class of 2018 celebrated their CaRMS (Canadian Residency Matching Service) match in Kelowna on March 1st. We caught up with a number of them to discuss where they are going for their residency.
Surrey Memorial Hospital is family doc run hospital with a very high volume of patients. Surrey itself is very rapidly growing with a large Punjabi speaking population so that will allow me to practice conducting interviews in both Punjabi and English.
Matched to UBC Family Practice, Rural Okanagan
I really like the style of curriculum, with the first year block rotation followed by the rural placements after I have gotten my feet wet. I plan on practicing in Kelowna and I am excited to build connections to the community during residency for future practice.
I lived in Vancouver for several years before medicine while attending SFU, so I am excited to return to my ‘home-away-from home.’ I am also happy to remain close to the Okanagan where my family is and look forward to training in BC where I ultimately hope to remain and give back to the communities that have given so much to me. BC Children’s is an amazing institution and I am excited for what lies ahead.
I love the variety that family medicine enables you to practice, from emergency medicine to palliative care. I also love the relationships you can build with not only your patients but the community as well. I love the Island and I’m so excited to be going to Nanaimo. The residency is generally referred to as having the happiest residents in BC. The support and teaching, as well as the community of the program make me so grateful to opportunity to train there.