The program is focused on training physicians from and for northern rural communities.
The Northern Medical Program is not just a classroom/lab based four year program. It incorporates the best practices of rural and remote medical education from around the world, providing outstanding classroom and early clinical exposure to rural healthcare delivery.
Students in the Northern Medical Program, together with their UBC peers, are trained within a spiral curriculum, which is made up of integrated courses delivered over the span of a four-year medical degree. Information is spread out and layered in order to build upon previous learning, rather than being taught in separate blocks.
A medical doctor is a health professional who diagnoses and treats illness through medical care. Doctors provide a range of care across different specialties, including family medicine, surgery, internal medicine, psychiatry and more.
The pathway to becoming a licensed doctor takes at least 9 years. Individuals must first complete at least 90 credits of an undergraduate bachelor program prior to entering a four-year medical degree (MD) program. This is then followed by two to five years of residency training (depending on specialty).
Put on your lab coat and grab your clip board and pen. Take a break from the program and check out these two case studies as a newly graduated family doctor.
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The NMP has developed the Northern Pathways to Medicine Program (NP2M) for eligible students from under-represented populations whose long-term goal is admission to the NMP or other health professions programs in northern BC. The program consists of three main elements which aim to support the recipient to be competitive for application to medical school: 1) a longitudinal pre-medical enrichment program alongside their undergraduate degree, 2) formal mentorship from faculty of the NMP and UNBC, and 3) financial support.