SMP News

2021 Reichwald Award Recipients

2021 Reichwald Award Recipients

The annual Reichwald Family Foundation Southern Medical Program (SMP) awards are provided to two second-year medical students who demonstrate excellence in academics, leadership, and community service. Congratulations to this year’s recipients Marisa Levesque and Hannah Young.

2021 Southern Medical Program Excellence Awards

2021 Southern Medical Program Excellence Awards

Southern Medical Program (SMP) faculty and staff from across the Interior Health region have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to medical education. The nomination and selection process for the annual awards program is completed solely by SMP students. Congratulations to our 2021 honourees.  

So you want to be a health detective?

So you want to be a health detective?

Although bogus health claims have dogged humanity for centuries, a UBC Okanagan professor says COVID-19 has made the importance of navigating health claims more critical than ever. And there are plans to make BC’s elementary school students better health detectives, one class at a time.

Multidisciplinary approach leads to top award for UBCO scholar

Multidisciplinary approach leads to top award for UBCO scholar

Although Aidan O’Callahan describes himself as a planner — a critical thinker who likes to get his ducks in a row before committing to anything — it’s almost a fluke he ended up at UBC Okanagan.

Health of Canadians with disabilities suffering during the pandemic

Health of Canadians with disabilities suffering during the pandemic

A new study led by UBC researchers and the Ontario-based Abilities Centre is sounding the alarm over the damaging effects of COVID-19 for Canadians with disabilities.

SMP Class of 2021 Graduates

SMP Class of 2021 Graduates

Congratulations to the Southern Medical Program Class of 2021! Meet some of our newest graduates and hear about where they’re headed next.

UBC and UCalgary study explores compassion training in health care

UBC and UCalgary study explores compassion training in health care

Compassion can be taught, but the comprehensiveness of such teaching is currently limited. That’s one of the key findings of Dr. Shane Sinclair, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing and director of the Compassion Research Lab at the University of Calgary, and co-investigator Dr. Amanda Roze des Ordons, Clinical Associate Professor with the Southern Medical Program based at UBC Okanagan.

2021 CaRMS Match Day

2021 CaRMS Match Day

Congratulations to the Southern Medical Program Class of 2021 who recently celebrated their CaRMS Match Day! Hear from some our soon-to-be MD graduates on where they’re headed next for residency training.

UBCO professor questions World Health Organization

UBCO professor questions World Health Organization

A UBC researcher is calling out the World Health Organization’s newly introduced activity and sedentary guidelines for people living with disabilities.

Canadian Women Physicians’ Day: Meet Dr. Baikie

Canadian Women Physicians’ Day: Meet Dr. Baikie

Meet Dr. Hilary Baikie, an obstetrician-gynecologist based at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.