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  • The IMP celebrates 10 years of IMP graduates

    Jun 29, 2017 | Posted by: Joy Kirstin & Rhys Mahannah

    2017 marks the 10th Class of Island Medical Program (IMP) graduates to receive UBC Faculty of Medicine MD degrees.

    The IMP opened its doors in 2004, when UBC launched Canada's first fully distributed undergraduate medical education program, part of a long-term strategy to help address regional shortages of physicians, particularly in small, rural, and Aboriginal communities. UBC's distributed program allows students to complete their training in underserved areas, where they are more likely to return to practice once their training is complete.

    Hundreds of clinical teachers from across Vancouver Island are involved in the education of IMP students. The IMP has affiliated regional centres in Duncan, Nanaimo, Comox, and Campbell River; and community-based health centres in Port McNeill, Port Hardy, Tofino, and Salt Spring Island.

    IMP students are admitted through the same process and follow the same curriculum as their peers in the Northern Medical Program (NMP), Southern Medical Program (SMP), and Vancouver Fraser Medical Program (VFMP). IMP graduates receive a UBC MD degree.

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    Where They’re From and Where They’re Going

    • 49.4% of IMP students were previous graduates of UVic/VIU and/or Vancouver Island high schools.
    • 58.7% of IMP graduates were female, 41.3% were male; 6.6% were Aboriginal
    • 38.9% of IMP graduates were matched to residencies in British Columbia
    • 17.4% of IMP graduates were matched to residencies on Vancouver Island.
    • 47.9% of IMP graduates went on to Family Medicine residencies; 26.8% of those were on Vancouver Island
    • 10.1% of IMP graduates went on to Internal Medicine residencies; 20.7% of those were on Vancouver Island
    • 7.3% of IMP graduates went on to Psychiatry residencies; 28.6% of those were on Vancouver Island

    IMP Graduates, Classes of 2008-2017

    Total number of IMP graduates: 288

    • 169 female
    • 119 male
    • 19 Aboriginal

    Where IMP students came from:

    • 98 - UVic graduates
    • 4 - Vancouver Island University (VIU) graduates
    • 88 - Vancouver Island high school graduates
    • 98 - other

    Total number of post-graduate residency matches (through CaRMS, the Canadian Resident Matching Service for post-graduate medical training throughout Canada) 

    287*

    * not all students enter the CaRMS match following graduation

    286* students entered the following residencies:

    • 6 - Anatomical Pathology & General Path
    • 16 - Anaesthesiology
    • 1 - Community Medicine
    • 2 - Dermatology
    • 10 - Diagnostic Radiology
    • 6 - Emergency Medicine
    • 138 - Family Medicine
    • 4 - General Surgery
    • 2 - Hematological Pathology
    • 29 - Internal Medicine
    • 3 - Neurology
    • 2 - Neurosurgery
    • 9 - Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • 5 - Opthalmology
    • 4 - Orthopedic Surgery
    • 2 - Otolaryngology
    • 7 - Pediatrics
    • 5 - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • 1 - Plastic Surgery
    • 21 - Psychiatry
    • 7 - Radiation Oncology
    • 6 - Urology

    BC and Vancouver Island Residencies:

    A total of 112 IMP graduates were matched for residencies in British Columbia, with 50 of those on Vancouver Island:

    • 20 - Family Medicine, Victoria
    • 8 - Family Medicine, Nanaimo
    • 4 - Family Medicine, Strathcona
    • 5 - Family Medicine, Aboriginal
    • 1 - Emergency Medicine
    • 6 - Internal Medicine
    • 6 - Psychiatry


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