Back to School Q&A – Sarah Douglas

Sarah Douglas
London, ON | Victoria, BC
Island Medical Program, Year 1

What inspired you to pursue your program?
Engineering ignited a lifelong love for critical thinking and innovation. Varsity soccer sparked a deep desire to lead my teams in achieving their full potential. Working with professionals in clinical hospitals kindled a burning passion to help improve the lives of others. It was only until these catalysts fused together, an innate fire erupted within me and emblazoned a path towards medicine. The Island Medical Program will allow me to work with an exceptional team of people who strive to thrive, concurrently enabling my love for critical thinking and innovation while helping people.

What are you looking forward to most this upcoming year?
Building relationships with my classmates, faculty, mentors, and preceptors. I am so excited to learn from everyone and to contribute as part of a team.

Best piece of advice?
“When something is important enough, you do it, even when the odds are not in your favor.” – Elon Musk

First job?
I love keeping busy, so I had two first jobs: (1) Soccer and Kickboxing Camp Instructor; (2) Computer Hardware Technician.

What’s next on your BC bucket list?
Hike the Juan De Fuca trail (47 km) or Tough Mudder at Whistler (10miles + 30 obstacles)