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

Admissions & Communications Coordinator
Jessica Skelton (she/her) — Bio


Centre for Health Education Scholarship

IMP CHES Liaison
Dr. Laura Farrell — Bio

Clinical Faculty Appointments & TTPS Access

Clinical Faculty Appointments Administrator
Niobe Getty


Curriculum – Years 1 & 2

Site Director
Dr. Ian Thompson — Bio


Course Director, Clinical Skills
Dr. Lauren Kitney — Bio

Family Practice Lead, MEDD 412/421/422
Dr. Margaret Manville — Bio

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

UBC Associate Director, Curriculum, Years 1 & 2; and IMP Master Teacher and Neuroanatomy Lead 
Dr. Joana Gil-Mohapel (she/her) — Bio


Senior Manager, MD Student, Patient and Physician Education Programs
Jennifer MacMillan (she/her) — Bio


Curriculum Administrator, FLEX/MEDD

Nicole Wells


Curriculum Manager, Years 1 & 2
Eleanor Good (she/her) — Bio


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


Curriculum Support
Claire Pilmoor

250-370-8111 ext. 13149

Program Administrator, Family Practice & Volunteer Patients
Lilian Brunet

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

Curriculum – Years 3 & 4

Clerkship Director, Year 3
Dr. Alison Walzak


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
Olivia Atwal

250-370-8111 ext. 13710

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


UVic Undergraduate Regional Administrative Team Lead
Kim Nixon (she/her)


Program Manger, Family Practice
Josie Terlesky (she/her)


Administrator, Family Practice
Katie McQuarrie

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

Program Administrator, Cowichan Valley
Maeve Maguire


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 & Orthopedics
Anny Ruch (she/her) — Bio

250-519-7700 ext. 13424

UBC Senior Program Administrator, Pediatrics
Janet White

250-370-8111 ext. 15916

Curriculum Coordinator, UG / PG Obstetrics & Gynecology
Roberta Eckard (she/her) — Bio

250-370-8111 ext. 13736

Royal Jubilee Hospital Reception & Program Assistant
Emily Jarvis (she/her)

1-250-519-1825 ext. 11825

Program Administrator, Basic Clinical Year / Surgical & Perioperative Care Rotations
Kelsey Amos

1-250-370-8111 ext. 11509

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

250-370-8111 ext. 12410

Donor Relations

Development Officer
Kate MacDonald

Financial & TTPS Payment Inquiries

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


Executive Assistant to the Regional Associate Dean (RAD)
Kyla Patterson (she/her)


Assistant Dean, MD Undergraduate Education
Dr. Shavaun MacDonald (she/her) — Bio


Regional Director of Administration
Waheeda Esmail (she/they)


Manager, Strategy and Administration
Sara Ohora (she/her)


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 (she/her) — Bio


Administrative Assistant
Katie Nordgren (she/her) — Bio



IMP Librarian


Click here to access library services at UVic.

Patient Program

Patient Programs Coordinator
Sammie Gough (she/her) — Bio

250-370-8111 ext. 12386

Standardized Patient Trainer
Laurel Green (she/her) — Bio

Clinical Patient Recruiter and Trainer


Physician Education Program (CPD & Faculty Development)

Physician Education Director & Portfolio Lead
Dr. Chris Morrow — Bio


Physician Education Program Administrator
Sarah Petreny (she/her) — Bio



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

250-519-7700 ext. 13663

Manager, Centre for Interprofessional Clinical Simulation Learning (CICSL)
Dr. Anna Macdonald (she/her) — Bio

250-519-7700 ext. 13663

Simulation Operations Specialist
Jack Sjostrom — Bio

Simulation Administrative Assistant
Monique West — Bio

250-519-7700 ext. 13432

Clinical Nurse Educator, Simulation
Tamara Young — Bio

Student Affairs

Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
Dr. Fiona Manning (she/her) — Bio


Coordinator, Student Affairs
Kelly Arason (she/her)


Student Research

IMP Research Lead
Dr. Stephanie Willerth —Bio

Tech Support

Technical Support
Mike Quan


Technology Support Analyst
Armin Berrer

Technology Support Analyst
Scott Tatarchuck


Technology Support Analyst
Sebastian Newall

IMP Buildings & Contact

Medical Sciences Building (UVic)

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

Clinical Academic Campuses (Victoria)

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

Affiliated Regional Centres & Clusters

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