SMP News

SMP Alumni Check-In: Dr. Travis Thompson

SMP Alumni Check-In: Dr. Travis Thompson

Dr. Travis Thompson, SMP Class of 2016 is working primarily as a GP Oncologist in Penticton and family practice locum in the small community of Oliver.

Trail ICC Site Director

Trail ICC Site Director

Dr. Tara Gill has been appointed the new Site Director for the Trail Integrated Community Clerkship (ICC) for the Southern Medical Program (SMP).

New UBC research partnership connects patients with virtual health communities

New UBC research partnership connects patients with virtual health communities

Researchers with the UBC Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (CCDPM) have teamed up with digital health company Curatio to provide Canadians with virtual health support during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Dr. Daryl Wile appointed Clinical Investigator

Dr. Daryl Wile appointed Clinical Investigator

Dr. Wile is a Kelowna-based neurologist and Clinical Assistant Professor with the UBC Department of Medicine’s Division of Neurology. He most recently served as the Clinical Education Leader for Neurology for the SMP and affiliate investigator with the CCDPM.

COVID-19 simulation guide supports rural health care response

COVID-19 simulation guide supports rural health care response

New research from the UBC Southern Medical Program (SMP) supports the use of telehealth in the care of Parkinson’s patients in rural communities, particularly within the Interior Health region.

SMP Alumni Check-In: Dr. Joshua Nero

SMP Alumni Check-In: Dr. Joshua Nero

SMP 2015 graduate Dr. Joshua Nero currently has a busy gastroenterology practice in Kamloops, BC. Read our Q&A with Dr. Nero.

Student Research: Evaluating pediatric diabetes care in IH region

Student Research: Evaluating pediatric diabetes care in IH region

SMP student Janine Olsen helps evaluate the quality of current pediatric diabetes care in the Interior Health region.

Telehealth offers new rural health care options for Parkinson’s patients

Telehealth offers new rural health care options for Parkinson’s patients

New research from the UBC Southern Medical Program (SMP) supports the use of telehealth in the care of Parkinson’s patients in rural communities, particularly within the Interior Health region.

Year 1 & 2 Family Practice Lead

Year 1 & 2 Family Practice Lead

Dr. Marjorie Docherty has been appointed the new Year 1 and 2 Family Practice Lead for the Southern Medical Program (SMP). Dr. Docherty is a Kelowna-based family physician and a Clinical Professor with the UBC Department of Family Practice.

Excellence in community practice teaching

Excellence in community practice teaching

Rural family physician Dr. Shaun Van Zyl has been recognized by the UBC Faculty of Medicine as a 2020 recipient of the Clinical Faculty Award for Excellence in Community Practice.