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UNBC celebrates its Northern Medical Program class of 2024

Thirty-five made-in-Prince-George medical doctors set to begin their practices after graduation
The Northern Medical Program class of 2024 gathered on the steps of the UNBC campus to celebrate their graduation day. The 35 graduates are about top begin their careers as medical doctors.

It’s been 17 years since the Northern Medical Program at UNBC began churning out medical doctors.

This week, 35 graduates from the class of 2024 gathered on the steps of the UNBC campus to show off their white coats and name shingles that signify the start of their medical careers.

It was a proud moment indeed for the graduating students, who will now move on to two- or seven-year residencies and fellowship training.

Twenty of this year’s class are about to enter family medicine residency programs and many of those will be focused on training in rural medicine working in smaller cities.

The remainder have chosen specialties such as pediatrics, emergency medicine, general surgery, internal medicine, radiation oncology, orthopedics and psychiatry.

These new doctors will receive their medical degrees on May 22nd at the formal UBC convocation ceremony.

All 35 students began their medical training at UBC in Vancouver. The Northern Medical Program is a distributed UBC program delivered in partnership at UNBC.

The cedar shingles they received Thursday were sourced and cut by Cedar Valley Holdings Ltd. Each was sanded, bevelled and etched by Glacier Ridge Services in Valemount, which is a community member of the Northern Medical Programs Trust.