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    Island Medical Program students have a full course load, but many also find time for other pursuits, including research and volunteering.  Please have a look at the links on the right side of this page to find out more.

    Office of Student Affairs

    Faculty of medicine staff recognize that a medical degree is an intense and demanding course of study. A wide range of resources and support is available for Island Medical Program students both within the IMP, through the University of Victoria, through the UBC Faculty of Medicine and the community.

    The Office of Student Affairs of the Island Medical Program is a confidential resource for IMP students in need of advice or advocacy of academic, medical, personal and career issues. We are committed to promoting your overall well-being and supporting personal and professional growth by way of a variety of services and programs.

    Students are encouraged to contact Student Affairs whenever a need or concern arises, before it intensifies. You may experience a wide range of challenges that can affect your success: physical or mental illness, relationship difficulties, substance abuse, financial or legal troubles. Whenever we cannot provide direct support, we will make referrals to services and agencies that can assist.

    We can also assist by answering your questions and helping you navigate your way through many UVic and community services. Student Affairs has an open-door policy and an “arms-length” relationship to academic assessments.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

    Dr. Fraser Black
    Assistant Dean, Student Affairs      

    Kelly Arason
    Student Affairs Coordinator

    UBC Office of Student Affairs >

    Academic Advisor Program

    Students experiencing academic difficulties or challenges should contact Dr. Darlene Hammell, Assistant Dean, Student Affairs (dhammell@uvic.ca), who will connect them with an appropriate academic advisor.

    Financial Assistance

    Jennifer Fong
    Student Financial Assistance Officer
    Faculty of Medicine, MD Undergraduate Program
    Toll Free: 1-877-875-7800

    Financial Assistance Information (UBC Website) >