Doctors of the North
The seventh class of students from the Northern Medical Program celebrated their graduation
Twenty-three of the 33 graduates will be entering family practice residency programs and 16 of those will be going into rural or semi-rural settings.
“We know from the results of national exams, feedback from the physicians across the country and the practice outcomes of our graduates that we are producing well trained, highly competent, committed and rounded physicians who are successfully practising in all fields of medicine,” Northern Medical Program Regional Associate Dean and Vice-Provost Medicine at UNBC Dr. Paul Winwood said. “We are also seeing early signs of success in meeting the needs of rural areas of Canada and Northern B.C. with many of our graduates working in rural and remote communities and small towns across Canada.”
Terri Hopkins of Fort St. John captured the Tony Eckersley Memorial Award for Family/Emergency Medicine and Nicholas Jawanda of Quesnel won the Joe Sidorov Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine.
This year’s class of 33 graduates includes 16 from Northern B.C.