medical students

July 10, 2018

When Maryam Garabedian found out she received a bursary from Doctors of BC, she was excited by the prospect of being able to pursue one of the projects on her wish list to benefit communities in need. 

“This support broadens the opportunities I get to engage in,” says Maryam, a third-year...

January 12, 2018

Before medical students become resident doctors responsible for patients, performing surgery, delivering results, or diagnosing issues, they must first be matched for residency placement through the CaRMS process. The Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) facilitates medical students’...

Dr Stuart Silver
March 23, 2017

“So, did you always know you wanted to be a radiologist?” asks a first year Island Medical Program (IMP) student in Victoria “Hah, well, not exactly,” answers Dr Stuart Silver with a smile before continuing to share his own journey through medicine with an attentive audience. Dr Silver is one of...

January 10, 2017

One of the most stressful and challenging times for medical students comes in their fourth year of study: the transition to residency. Students chose a discipline, apply for, and are invited to interviews that play a critical role in their future as doctors. On January 7th Doctors of BC and the...

September 9, 2016

Mark Twain famously said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why.” Before August had even concluded, close to 300 enthusiastic and eager first-year UBC medical students had headed back to school to begin their exciting and life-altering...