The Island Medical Program, based in Victoria, is delivered in collaboration with the University of Victoria. The Medical Sciences Building, located on campus, serves as the home base for the IMP and boasts lecture theatres; anatomy, research and multipurpose laboratories; problem-based learning and clinical skills rooms; and computer labs. IMP students have full access to University of Victoria’s student services, including the library, athletics and recreation facilities, and clubs.
Students gain clinical experiences across Vancouver Island, including the central island communities of Duncan and Nanaimo as well as north island locations, such as Campbell River, Comox, Port McNeill and Port Hardy.
The medical education experiences reflect the health-related challenges facing mid-sized urban communities, as well as smaller, remote communities which include both a large elderly and Aboriginal population. The IMP blends state-of-the-art medicine, including access to all of the major specialties and most sub-specialties, with community medicine in smaller centres than those found in Vancouver.
To learn more about the program, please visit the IMP website.