UBC Medical Student Orientation 2015

September 9, 2015

Friday, September 4th marked this year’s annual UBC Medical Student Orientation event, commonly known as “Backpack Day,” which introduces first-year students to the many supports and benefits available from both Doctors of BC and the Canadian Medical Association. It’s an opportunity to welcome students to the profession, and begin developing a relationship that will last throughout their careers. But most importantly to these students, it’s when they receive their iconic backpack. Each year the colour of these backpacks changes, serving as a visual indicator of which year of med school the proud owner is in – a "status symbol" of sorts that is truly meaningful for medical students.