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Thirty new doctors graduate from Northern Medical Program

The UBC Northern Medical Program held a local celebration at UNBC for its 16th graduating class, the Class of 2023.

The 30 graduating students received their cedar shingles and their long white coats to mark their transition from students to doctors. The shingles have a new look this year with a special connection to the Village of Valemount, a community member of the Northern Medical Programs Trust. The cedar was sustainably sourced and sawn by Cedar Valley Holdings Ltd. and each shingle was sanded, beveled, etched and coated by Glacier Ridge Services.

The graduates now move into two to seven years of medical residency and fellowship training, depending on specialty.  Eighteen graduates will be entering family medicine residency programs, with many training in rural and smaller communities. The remaining students have matched to a range of other specialties including anesthesiology, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology (head and neck surgery), pediatrics, and plastic surgery.

The UBC Northern Medical Program (NMP) graduation celebration precedes the formal graduation for the students, taking place at UBC on May 24, at which they will receive their official medical degrees.

The NMP is a distributed program site of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), delivered in partnership with UNBC.


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