Program: Vancouver Fraser Medical Program
Year in Program: 1
I have always loved science, especially learning about the human body throughout my educational career. More importantly, as an Indigenous doctor, I hope to provide culturally safe healthcare. Many Indigenous people share the same experiences with the healthcare system, where they feel that they are not taken seriously or not listened to. Indigenous people deserve culturally safe healthcare, and one of the most effective ways to achieve this is by having more Indigenous doctors who understand the same lived experiences as their Indigenous patients.
Growing up in Vancouver, studying at UBC had always been a dream of mine. The medical program is one of the most renowned in Canada, meaning I would receive excellent training while still being able to remain in the same city as my family and friends. I was lucky enough to do my undergraduate degree here on UBC’s Vancouver campus, and am excited to spend the next four years here in an inclusive and diverse institution.
I would definitely go to Haida Gwaii. From what I have seen in pictures and heard from friends, it has gorgeous landscapes, wildlife and rich culture from the Haida Nation. As well, I enjoy hiking and I would appreciate the serene atmosphere that comes with being surrounded by nature.