The Northern Medical Program (NMP) is based at the University of Northern BC in Prince George. The Dr. Donald Rix Northern Health Sciences Centre (above), a sophisticated and attractive new building, is home to the program. All NMP students have full access to UNBC’s student services, including the Northern Sport Centre, a state-of-the-art recreation centre with an indoor track and soccer fields.
Clinical learning in the NMP takes place not only in Prince George but throughout the north. Rural and family medicine is a significant focus of the NMP, and the opportunities for independent learning are considerable. NMP students benefit from many up-close, hands-on learning experiences not commonly found in larger programs, and receive tremendous support from the medical community, who are proud to be involved in training the next generation of healthcare professionals.
Two new integrated clerkships, one in Terrace, and a second in Fort St. John, offer students the opportunity to learn medicine in an innovative format. Instead of the traditional discipline-based rotations, integrated clerkship students spend their third year working in a community setting where they follow patients through in-take to discharge for any medical procedures they may require.
To learn more about the program, please visit the NMP website.