• Our Vision
  • Our Team
  • Our History
  • Facilities
  • Booking an IMP Facility
  • Medical Undergraduate Program
  • How to Apply
  • Study in the IMP
  • Information Sessions
  • Resources
  • Student Research
  • Student Perspectives
  • Student Stories
  • Student Publications
  • Scholarship / Award Winners
  • Resources
  • Fac Dev
  • Faculty Development
  • Faculty Resources
  • Clinical Faculty Appointments
  • Support the IMP
  • Volunteer Patients
  • Standardized Patients
  • Clinical Teaching Associates
  • First Patient Volunteers
  • Volunteer Opportunities for Physicians
  • Library Services
  • Technology at IMP
  • Meet 2017 IMP Graduate Brett Baumann

    May 25, 2017 | Posted by: Rhys Mahannah


    Hometown: Qualicum Beach, BC

    What attracted you to your field?

    During my undergrad and later during my MBA I found myself interested in public health and governmental policy but wanted to find more of a tangible connection with the people I was working to help. Medicine provides that and allows me to spend my day learning from and helping patients in my community.

    bbIn 10 years, what UBC moment will you still be talking about?
    I’ll remember my time at the UBC Island Medical Program for being filled with amazing medical experiences and for giving me the opportunity to make lifelong professional and personal connections. The people here in Victoria made it a truly unique learning environment.

    What’s next for you?
    I’m excited to be staying in Victoria to start my residency in Internal Medicine!

    As you look ahead, who inspires you?
    Being in medicine allows for a lot of opportunity to draw inspiration from people in our daily lives. We get to meet interesting and perseverant patients and work alongside passionate people who share a common goal. It’s easy to go to work when that’s the environment waiting for you everyday.

    Name one thing on your bucket list.
    Visiting the Galapagos Islands is something I’ve wanted to do since my years in undergrad. I’ll be hoping to cross it off during residency.