Mrs. Patricia Young is almost certain she has attended all 13 of the IMP’s in-person graduation celebrations. The first IMP class graduated in 2008.
“I think it’s quite exciting to see these young people embarking on their careers,” she says. “I’m so impressed when the class speakers go up and talk about their classmates. There is always a genuine sense of community, warmth, and friendliness.”
Celebrating graduations with our new MDs and their families each year is only one of the ways Mrs. Young supports the IMP. She and her late husband Dr. Robert Young established a scholarship for first-year IMP students, preferably who graduated from a Vancouver Island high school and who are actively involved in their community
Mrs. Young says that she hopes the financial support can help homegrown students succeed in medical school and encourage them to come back after residency and practice on the Island. “We need them,” she says.
Dr. Young was a member of the third class to graduate from the UBC MD program, in 1956, and interned at Royal Jubilee Hospital before launching a private practice in Victoria. Mrs. Young graduated from UVic.
To learn more about the Youngs and their generous contribution to the IMP, read their profile in the “Meet some of our donors” section of our Support the IMP page.