Support the SMP

The Southern Medical Program has many generous donors who have helped with a strong start since our launch in 2011. Donors were eager to partner with us to create a supportive and welcoming environment for our students. New endowments have created scholarships and bursaries including the prestigious Reichwald Family Foundation Southern Medical Program Awards.

Our faculty and students are fortunate to have advanced medical education facilities like the Reichwald Health Sciences Centre and the Pritchard Simulation Centre. And, philanthropy is accelerating the clinical research efforts in chronic disease prevention, stroke, spinal cord injury and Parkinson’s disease. All of this wouldn’t be possible without the tremendous support of our donors.

Our Priority Areas

The average medical student graduates with approximately $100,000 of debt. One of our key priorities is securing scholarship and bursary support for students. Other priorities include the creation of graduate fellowships in the Chronic Disease Prevention Program to help attract top students from across BC, Canada, and abroad.

Making A Difference

Discover how you can make a difference. Please contact Adrienne Skinner, Senior Associate Director, Development and Alumni Engagement at or 250-807-9924.

Student endowments

  • Deepak Binning Foundation
  • The Colin & Lois Pritchard Foundation
  • Reichwald Family Foundation Southern Medical Program Award
  • Dr. Gary Randawa Memorial Scholarship
  • Lillian Halberg Scholarship
  • Dr. Murray A. Flock Memorial Bursary in Medicine
  • Kelowna General Hospital Foundation Scholarship
  • Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust

Reichwald Family UBC Southern Medical Program Chair in Preventive Medicine

An endowed chair to accelerate the development of an academic research program that advances our understanding of chronic disease and establishes new community-based prevention programs for the BC Interior.

The Colin & Lois Pritchard Foundation Studentships

Funding to support students participation in cancer research at the British Columbia Cancer Agency, Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Central Southern Interior.

ParkinSMART study

A research study looking at Parkinson’s Disease symptom monitoring and recording technology, led by Dr. Daryl Wile.

Pritchard Simulation Centre

A highly-advanced learning environment within the  Clinical Academic Campus at Kelowna General Hospital. The simulation centre provides learning opportunities for medical students and residents and an excellent resource for interprofessional training for Interior Health staff.