A resident of Kelowna for 20 years, Lillian Halberg has donated $50,000 to the Faculty of Medicine to create a new bursary for students in any year of the Southern Medical Program.
The need for her community to attract and retain new doctors inspired her to help local students in the newest site of the distributed MD undergraduate program. Knowing that many students incur substantial debt while in medical school, she wanted to help ease the burden.
The Lillian Halberg Southern Medical Program Bursary will support two $5,000 bursaries for five years.
The second, 32-member class of the Southern Medical Program started classes in September.
To support the Southern Medical Program, please contact Adrienne Skinner at 250.807.9924.