2017 Northern Medical Program Graduate - Julia Varghese

May 15, 2017

Name: Julia Varghese

Hometown: Burns Lake

What attracted you to your field?
I was drawn in by the problem solving aspect of Internal Medicine. I like the complexity and variety of cases, as well as having the time to build a relationship with my patients.

In 10 years, what UBC or NMP moment will you still be talking about?
Our NMP class camping trip to Jasper

What’s next for you?
After graduating I'll be moving to Vancouver to complete my residency. I'm excited to move to the city and check out all that Vancouver has to offer, but I will definitely miss the north!

As you look ahead, what (or who) inspires you?
I've always been inspired by the skill set of doctors in smaller centers who are able to manage a wide breadth of cases without the support and resources available at a large center. Looking ahead, I hope to eventually move to a smaller centre and do the same.

Name one thing on your bucket list.
To set foot on every continent!