Changes in UBC medical school

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 50, No. 9, November 2008, Page 493 Letters

As a graduate of the first class in medicine at UBC in 1954, I found it most interesting to read the various articles in your September issue about the expansion and technical changes that have taken place in the last four years in that faculty. I particularly enjoyed reading the various comments made by the medical students who submitted their opinions about being the first ones to enter into the new system of teaching for three geographically separate learning areas. These students were obviously pleased to be the pioneers in this system.

Together with a group of my classmates I had the opportunity to meet some of these new students in the fall of 2004. The next year while I was in Prince George I was able to sit in on one of the medical lectures transmitted live from the UBC campus in Vancouver. The technology to achieve this was impressive, as it allowed for two-way communication between lecturer and students.

This year the first group of students has now graduated and I wish them all a rewarding life in their chosen profession.

—H. Webster, MD
Nanoose Bay

H. Webster, MD,. Changes in UBC medical school. BCMJ, Vol. 50, No. 9, November, 2008, Page(s) 493 - Letters.

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