Back to School Q&A – Brynn Walker

Brynn Walker
Island Medical Program – Year 1

What inspired you to pursue your program?
For me, one of the big draws to medicine was the personal relationships you build, and the opportunities you have to empower patients when it comes to decisions about their medical care. For that reason I chose the IMP, as the smaller class and city size make it the best place for me to gain the skills and knowledge I’ll need.

What are you looking forward to most this upcoming year?
After several years not living in BC, I’m most excited for all the hiking, climbing, and cycling. I can do without any snow in the way!

Best piece of advice?
A wise summer-camper once told me that it’s always better to pack more snacks than you think you’ll need.

First job?
Swim instructor and lifeguard

What’s next on your BC bucket list?
Probably the West Coast Trail – I’m a bit ashamed I haven’t done it yet!