SMP News

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and UBC’s response

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and UBC’s response

Countries around the world, including Canada, are working to contain the current outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Student Health Conference Reaches New Heights

Student Health Conference Reaches New Heights

The Reichwald Health Sciences Centre was a flurry of activity last week as the Southern Medical Program (SMP) hosted the seventh annual UBC Okanagan Interdisciplinary Student Health Conference on March 5, 2020.

2020 CAME Certificate of Merit Award

2020 CAME Certificate of Merit Award

The Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) has recognized Dr. Carmen Larsen with the 2020 CAME Certificate of Merit Award. The annual award celebrates faculty from medical schools from across Canada for their contributions to medical education. Since 2014, Dr. Larsen has served as the Site Director for the Vernon Integrated Community Clerkship (ICC) Program […]

Meet Dr. Chris West

Meet Dr. Chris West

Dr. Chris West is a research scientist with the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management and Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences and ICORD. Check out our Q & A with Dr. West.

Volunteer Patient – Lori Marshall

Volunteer Patient – Lori Marshall

Name: Lori Marshall Occupation: Retired Dental Hygienist How long have you been a Volunteer Patient? I have been a Volunteer Patient since the Southern Medical Program began in 2011. Why did you decide to volunteer? I decided to volunteer because I have always been interested in the health field and enjoy working with students who […]

Southern Medical Program students (L-R) Brendan Lim, Talia Del Medico, Brianna Creelman, Conor Barrie, Allyssa Hooper, and Brayden Fishbook along with Scotiabank Business Advisor Christy St. Jean present a cheque to Hope Air patient ambassador Ty.

Student Golf Tournament Swings Big for Rural Health

Nearly 100 golfers and guests participated in the eighth annual Southern Medical Program (SMP) Student Golf Tournament in support of rural health. In partnership with the event’s title sponsor Scotiabank, the students raised over $20,000 for Hope Air to help patients.

UBC becomes first Canadian institution to join open science platform

UBC becomes first Canadian institution to join open science platform

With increasing interest in promoting transparency, collaboration, and reproducibility in academic research, the University of British Columbia announced today that it has become the first Canadian post-secondary institution to join the Center for Open Science’s online platform, Open Science Framework Institutions (OSFI).

2020 Healthcare Travelling Roadshow

2020 Healthcare Travelling Roadshow

The Healthcare Travelling Roadshow is seeking healthcare students and recent graduates to help recruit the next generation of rural healthcare professionals. Application deadline is February 24, 2020.

2020 UBC Okanagan Interdisciplinary Student Health Conference

2020 UBC Okanagan Interdisciplinary Student Health Conference

The 2020 UBC Okanagan Interdisciplinary Student Health Conference showcases exciting new research and public health experiences from UBC Okanagan students and BC Cancer – Kelowna interns.

SMP Class of 2023 – Aashka Jani

SMP Class of 2023 – Aashka Jani

The Southern Medical Program officially welcomed the SMP Class of 2023 to UBC Okanagan in early January. Meet first-year student Aashka Jani.