January 11

Medical students gain experience at Fort St. John Hospital

first_imgOn Monday, a group of students, who came here by way of UBC’s medical undergraduate’s Integrated Community Clerkship program, spoke to City Council about coming to Fort St. John for experience in medical training at the local hospital.Started in 2004, six communities in BC have been taking third-year students in for a year to work at their hospitals/care clinics — Chilliwack, Terrace, Cowichan Valley, Trail, Vernon, and of course, Fort St. John.In Fort St. John, the hospital is on it’s 7th team of students, having started accepting them in 2008.- Advertisement -Taneille Johnson grew up in Charlie Lake, and spoke about the support she felt coming back to the community after a few years being away.“I chose Fort St. John because I knew I’d get the support I needed to become a physician,” she said.The other students were formerly from the Lower Mainland, but  found other parts of the province to call home before saying the same about Fort St. John.Advertisement UBC Residency and ICC Director Kim Furlong  said UNBC also offers a Northern Medical Program, in partnership with UBC, at the Fort St. John Hospital.In this program, students can stay and work at a hospital for extended periods at a time — generally, 2 years for family medicine, and longer other specific practices. Jeanette Madsen was raised in Mission, and earned her undergraduate in Kelowna before heading north.Brett McCarthy grew up in Chilliwack, but said he lived in many different places because his father, an RCMP officer, was often re-located.Langley-raised James Vanderhoorst took the opportunity as a chance to gain valuable, hands-on experience in a small market — his wife was raised in Smithers, and he also saw it as a good opportunity to take on small-town living for himself, along with her and their 2-month old daughter.The students said they came here a year ago to take a tour of the town before committing to the ICC, with Councillor Larry Evans as their guide. The tour seemed to win them over, as they now call the city their home.Advertisementlast_img read more

December 26


first_imgA CO Donegal teenager has realised his ambition – playing with favourite team Manchester United in a soccer tournament in Brazil.Letterkenny lad Ryan McConnell has played several games for the English side in Brazil at the the U-17 Future Championship.The boy from from Old Town played in three games for United in the tournament this week. Teenagers from some of the world’s top clubs are playing there.The former Letterkenny Rovers star signed for United in October when he turned 16 last October.Now 17 years-old, the former Glencar Schoolboys defender has been offered a three-year deal with the club with senior team boss Alex Ferguson being kept up to date on his progress.  LETTERKENNY LAD REALISES DREAM WITH MAN UNITED was last modified: December 15th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennyman unitedryan mccconnelllast_img read more