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  • Meet 2017 IMP Graduate Melissa Dekker

    May 23, 2017 | Posted by: Rhys Mahannah

    MELISSA DEKKER

    Hometown: Courtenay, BC

    What attracted you to your field?
    I was drawn to medicine because it marries my passion for human sciences and pathophysiology with my love of problem solving, and it offers the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in peoples’ lives.

    mdIn 10 years, what UBC moment will you still be talking about?
    I will never forget the day I received my letter of acceptance into the UBC Faculty of Medicine. It was such an incredibly exciting moment and it was the beginning of some of the most challenging and rewarding years of my life.

    What’s next for you?
    I am beyond thrilled to be returning home to the Comox Valley to complete my residency in family medicine.

    As you look ahead, what (or who) inspires you?
    My biggest inspiration and source of strength is my best friend and sister-in-law Jenn. She was the most remarkable human being I have ever known and although she is not here to celebrate this milestone in my life, her lessons of love and courage are with me always.

    Name one thing on your bucket list.
    Cycle the Tour De France race course.



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