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UBC's Northern Medical Program graduating 33 new doctors

This is the 12th graduating class, eight students from Prince George
The Northern Medical Program graduating class. (via UNBC)

The Northern Medical Program is about to celebrate 33 new doctors, who make up its 12th graduating class.

The students will be honoured at a local celebration before their formal graduation ceremony.

At the gathering, the students will receive their wood shingle and their long white coat which marks their transitions from students to doctors.

These graduates will now move into two years of medical residency and fellowship training, depending on specialty.

The Class of 2019 includes 11 graduates from northern B.C., eight of which are from Prince George.

Fifteen of the graduates will be entering family medicine residency programs, with most training in rural and smaller centres in B.C. and across the country.

Three of those graduates will train in Prince George, while the remaining students have matched to a wide range of specialties including diagnostic radiology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry, radiation oncology, and urology.

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

The graduation celebration will take place before the formal graduation for the students which occurs at UBC on May 22, when they will receive their official medical degrees.

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