Program: Vancouver Fraser Medical Program
Year in Program: 1
My path to medicine was inspired by my desire to provide representation of, and to give back to, the queer and Indigenous communities which I belong to. Indigenous and queer patients are habitually discriminated against and/or misunderstood, which can lead to inadequate care or mistreatment within our healthcare systems. I am eager to one day build my practice around inclusivity, guaranteeing patients a safe place to be heard, understood and respected by a physician they can personally identify with.
I chose to study UBC for two key reasons: Firstly, UBC’s commitment to Indigenous reconciliation and representation within medicine, secondly, being born and raised in B.C., UBC feels like home. I am looking forward to both studying and practising in this beautiful province.
Having moved to the prairies to complete my undergrad, I can’t wait to re-acquaint myself with everything that makes B.C. such a uniquely stunning province. I hope to start crossing off my B.C. bucket list by seeing Tofino or completing the West Coast Trail for the first time next summer.