Dr. Brent Jim, who graduated from the IMP in 2012, is now the first – and only – Indigenous gynecologic oncologist in Canada.
In a Victoria News article, Dr. Jim says he is “honoured” to be in his new role. He also hopes his achievement opens doors and encourages other Indigenous physicians to enter the field.
Dr. Jim completed his residency at the University of Calgary in December. He now works at the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.
One of his short-term goals is to look into and improve screening rates for cervical cancer among Indigenous people.
To learn more about Dr. Jim’s accomplishments, work and future, please read the above mentioned story in the Victoria News. You can also read this 2012 interview, in which Dr. Jim speaks about being the first MD from Moricetown, BC, and the second Wet’suwet’en person to become a physician, as well as about his time at the IMP and the Cowichan ICC.