UBC, uManitoba celebrate high number of Aboriginal MD graduates

May 20, 2015

Both the University of Manitoba and UBC are celebrating Aboriginal medical school graduates this month. At uManitoba, this year’s medical school graduation boasts the largest number of self-identified Aboriginal graduates in the last five years. All nine students will stay in Manitoba for their residencies, with five entering family medicine. This year’s med school graduation at UBC will see five Aboriginal students graduate, marking an important milestone for the Aboriginal MD admissions program. In 2002, the faculty set a goal of graduating 50 Aboriginal MDs by 2020; this has now been reached, five years ahead of schedule. This story also appeared in Academica's Indigenous Top TenuManitoba News | CBC | UBC News