Students can engage is a wide variety of research and scholarly projects throughout their medical education and training. There are numerous opportunities to participate through the FLEX (Flexible and Enhance Learning) course as well as research experiences outside of the medical curriculum.
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Each year, the Southern Medical Program hosts the UBC Okanagan Interdisciplinary Student Health Conference. Students from UBC Okanagan, Southern Medical Program, and BC Cancer are invited to showcase their health science research and public health experiences at an adjudicated poster presentation event.
The 2021 Conference was held virtually on March 9, 2021.
The FLEX (Flexible and Enhanced Learning) course is designed to foster innovation, creativity, critical thought, and community engagement to help prepare students for their future medical careers. Students typically have a half-day per week in addition to other dedicated block time to participate in a wide range of projects.
FAculty of Medicine Summer Student Research Projects (SSRP)
SMP students (Year 1 and 3) are eligible to apply for research funding to support their participation in four to eight weeks of supervised research during their extracurricular period. This program is funded by a number of different sources. Interior Health supports research projects taking place within the BC Interior. Visit the SSRP website to learn more.
BC Cancer research studentships
SMP students (Years 1 and 2) are eligible to apply for studentship awards to support their involvement in cancer research at BC Cancer. Check the BC Cancer website for funding opportunities.
Pritchard Foundation Studentships
Thanks to a generous donation from The Colin & Lois Pritchard Foundation, SMP students (Year 1 to 3) may apply for funding to support their participation in cancer research in the Central Southern Interior of BC.
SMP students (Years 1-3) are eligible to apply for funding to support their participation extracurricular research.
- Researcher Information Services (RISe)
- Office of Research Services, UBC Okanagan
- Office of Research Services, UBC
- Office of Research Ethics