Community research making healthy difference

Northern Medical Program researcher Dr. Candida Graham and local partners are developing sustainable programs to help mental health service users live healthier, including a community kitchen.

Inspiring future health-care practitioners

Northern Medical Program student Simran Lehal (at right) shows Prince Rupert high school students how to take blood pressure during this year's Healthcare Travelling Roadshow.

Indigenous Health Award

Northern Medical Program associate professor Dr. Nadine Caron has received the 2016 Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Oncology Specialist Returns to the North

Northern Medical Program graduate Dr. Sarah Roberts has returned to Northern BC, joining the BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North as its newest medical oncologist.

Congratulations NMP Class of 2016!

The Northern Medical Program is celebrating its ninth graduating class! The Class of 2016 is moving on to the next stage of training – two to seven years of residency (depending on specialty). 

Indigenous Perspectives On Health

First Nations Studies professor Dr. Margo Greenwood (left) and Northern Medical Program professor Dr. Sarah de Leeuw have co-edited a new book that gives voice to Indigenous health experiences

Training Physicians in the North, for the North

The Northern Medical Program (NMP) is part of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Along with the Island Medical Program and the Southern Medical Program, this distributed medical program was the first of its kind in North America and has proven to be a highly successful model of distributed education.

Through UBC's Admissions Office, 32 students are welcomed into the NMP every year, beginning their first semester in Vancouver at UBC in September, and then arriving at UNBC's Prince George campus in January for the remainder of their medical education.