General Inquiries
Aislinn Shinomura, IMP Receptionist
P: 250-472-5500
F: 250-472-5505

Mailing address
Island Medical Program
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC, V8W 2Y2

In-person address
University of Victoria
3800 Finnerty Road
Medical Sciences Bldg
Victoria, BC, V8P 5C2

Faculty & Staff Directory

Admissions & Communications Coordinator
Jessica Skelton (Bio)


IMP CHES Liaison
Dr. Laura Farrell (Bio)

Program Support, A&E and Clinical Faculty Appointments
Niobe Getty


Site Director
Dr. Ian Thompson (Bio)


Course Director, Clinical Skills
Dr. Ryan Heron (Bio)

Site Director, Family Practice
Dr. Margaret Manville (Bio)

Site Director, MEDD 419/429/449 (FLEX)
Dr. Richard Veerapen (Bio)

UBC Associate Director, Curriculum, Years 1 & 2
Dr. Joana Gil-Mohapel (Bio)


Program Manager, Yr. 1 & 2
Jennifer MacMillan (Bio)


Curriculum Administrator, FLEX/MEDD
Nicole Wells


Curriculum Manager, Years 1 & 2
Eleanor Good (Bio)


Assessment and Clinical Exams Administrator, Years 1 & 2
Christy Schwartz


Curriculum Support
Selma Yazganoglu


Program Administrator, Family Practice & Volunteer Patients
Merren Anderson (Bio)

250-371-8111 ext. 11347

Program Support, A&E and Clinical Faculty Appointments
Niobe Getty


Program Administrator, Clinical Skills 
Stacey Yasinowski

250-370-8111 ext. 13714

Clerkship Director, Year 3
Dr. Harold Hunt (Bio)

250-370-8111 ext. 11828

OSCE Site Lead, Year 3; Clerkship Director, Year 4
Dr. Amita Modi (Bio)

250-370-8111 ext. 13715

Course Director, Transition into Postgraduate Training and Medical Practice (TIPP), Year 4
Dr. Jody Anderson (Bio)

250-370-8111 ext. 13714

Site Leader, Integrated Community Clerkships, Cowichan Valley
Dr. Tom Rimmer (Bio)


Site Leader, Campbell River and District General Hospital
Dr. Natasha Rafo

Regional Administrative Manager, UBC Years 3 & 4 Undergraduate & Royal College Specialty / BCYT Postgraduate Programs - Vancouver Island
Lynne Fisher (Bio)


UBC Regional Administrative Office Administrator - Vancouver Island
Angela Dawe

Program Assistant, UG/PG
Duncan McKendrick

250-370-8111 ext. 13710

Program Coordinator, UG Year 3&4, PG Internal Medicine
Kristen Stanbridge (Bio)


Curriculum Administrator, UG/PG Anesthesia, Orthopedics and Surgery (General & Specialties) 
Kim Brodie


Program Administrator, Electives (South Island), Year 4 & VGH Reception and Facilities
Luisa Halsall

250-370-8111 ext. 15584

Assessment and Clinical Exams Administrator, Years 3 & 4
Elana Richard

250-370-8111 ext. 15592

Curriculum Administrator, Integrated Community Clerkships and Rural Family Practice, Cowichan Valley
Stacey Taylor


Program Assistant, RAO Onboarding / Years 3 & 4 Electives
Jo-Anne Neustaedter (Bio)


Program Assistant, Year 4 – Strathcona Site
Aldyth Booton

250-286-7100 ext. 67212

UBC Senior Program Administrator, Psychiatry
Olivia Michaels

250-370-8111 ext. 17088

UBC Senior Program Administrator, Emergency Medicine
Anny Ruch (Bio)

250-370-8111 ext. 13424

UBC Senior Program Administrator, Pediatrics
Janet White

Undergraduate / Postgraduate Obstetrics & Gynecology
Roberta Eckard (Bio)

Program Assistant, Royal Jubilee Hospital Reception and Facilities
Emily Jarvis

1-250-519-1825 ext. 11825

Program Administrator, Transition into Postgraduate Training and Medical Practice (TIPP), Year 4 & On-Call Administrator
Brandy Craverio

250-370-8111 ext. 12410

Development Officer
Nicole Boulet


Financial Officer
Kun Liu (Bio)


Financial Clerk
Ying Wu


Regional Associate Dean, Vancouver Island, Faculty of Medicine (UBC)
Head, Division of Medical Sciences (UVic)

Dr. Bruce Wright (Bio)


Assistant to the Regional Associate Dean (RAD)
Kyla Patterson


Assistant Dean, MD Undergraduate Education
Dr. Shavaun MacDonald (Bio)


Regional Director of Administration
Waheeda Esmail (Bio)


Administrative Support to Waheeda Esmail
Aislinn Shinomura

Faculty Support, Assistant to the Dr. Shavaun MacDonald and Dr. Morgan Price, and Overflow Support for RAD
Helena Zhang (Bio)


IMP Librarian


Click here to access library services at UVic.

Patient Programs Coordinator
Sammie Gough (Bio)

250-370-8111 ext. 12386

Patient Programs Trainer
Jonathan Brower (Bio)

250-370-8111 ext. 13426

Physician Education Director & Portfolio Lead
Dr. Chris Morrow (Bio)


Physician Education Administrator
Leah Johnston


Director, Centre for Interprofessional Clinical Simulation Learning (CICSL)
Darin Abbey (Bio)

250-519-7700 ext. 13663

Manager, Centre for Interprofessional Clinical Simulation Learning (CICSL)
Anna Macdonald (Bio)

250-519-7700 ext. 13431

Simulation Operations Specialist
Jack Sjostrom (Bio)

Simulation Support

250-519-7700 ext. 13432

Clinical Nurse Educator, Simulation
Tamara Young (Bio)

Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
Dr. Fiona Manning (Bio)


Coordinator, Student Affairs
Kelly Arason


IMP Research Lead
Dr. Stephanie Willerth (Bio)

Technical Support
Mike Quan


Technical Analyst
Armin Berrer

Technical Support
Scott Tatarchuck


IMP Buildings & Contact

The Medical Sciences Building (MSB) was UVic’s first building to be granted gold-level status in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating program.

  • MSB features state-of-the-art lecture theatres, anatomy research and multi-purpose laboratories, problem-based learning rooms, a clinical skills teaching room and administrative offices, as well as an outdoor patio nestled in the woods.
  • MSB is centrally located on the UVic campus, within a few minutes walk of athletics and recreation facilities, libraries, and student services
  • UVic offers outstanding social, cultural, artistic, environmental, and athletic opportunities, including a full schedule of concerts, plays, exhibitions, films, lectures, and athletics events

Medical Sciences Building
University of Victoria
3800 Finnerty Road
MSB Building, Rm 104
Victoria, BC, V8P 5C2
250-472-5500  |  Map

The IMP's clinical academic campuses at Royal Jubilee and Victoria General Hospitals feature small lecture theaters (equipped with V/C technology), multipurpose clinical skills rooms, student lounges, and on-call rooms.

Royal Jubilee Hospital
Room 101, Coronation Annex
1952 Bay Street
Victoria, BC, V8R 1J8
250-519-1825  |  Map

Victoria General Hospital
1 Hospital Way
Victoria, BC, V8Z 6R5
250-727-4148  |  Map

The expansion of medical education facilities to central and north Vancouver Island helps to form a network of academic learning centres, offering excellent training environments for students and medical residents from all over British Columbia and beyond. Providing clinical training opportunities across the Island exposes learners to the benefits of practicing in smaller communities.

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
1200 Dufferin Crescent
Nanaimo, BC, V9S 2B7

Cowichan District Hospital
3045 Gibbins Road
Duncan, BC, V9L 1E7

North Island Hospital – Campbell River Campus
375-2nd Avenue
Campbell River, BC, V9W 3V1

North Island Hospital – Comox Valley Campus
101 Lerwick Road
Courtenay, BC, V9N 0B9