A record number of this year’s University of B.C. medical graduates have chosen family medicine for their postgraduate training.
And the fact that 107 soon-to-graduate new doctors have been placed in family medicine programs is good news for B.C. residents searching for a family physician, says executive associate dean Dr. David Snadden.
He noted that more than one-third of all residency positions available this year have been filled by graduates wanting to be family doctors.
As they near graduation, medical students across the country rank their preferences and are then matched to available training positions.
In the first of two rounds at UBC, 95 per cent (245 students) accepted positions after being matched to a program of their choice in 29 different medical specialties or sub-specialties.