Roxanne Mitchell MD’16


Dr. Roxanne Mitchell, an IMP graduate from the Class of 2016, has been awarded the “Kristin Sivertz Memorial Prize in Medicine in Psychiatry.”

The Memorial Prize, worth $1,700, has been endowed by the colleagues, friends and family of Dr. Kristin Sivertz in recognition of her many accomplishments as a psychiatrist, medical educator, and senior administrator with the UBC Faculty of Medicine for over 25 years.

This prestigious prize is offered to a third- or fourth-year MD student who embodies Dr. Sivertz’s many extraordinary personal qualities by demonstrating development of the core competencies of an exceptional physician early in medical training. Learn more about Dr. Sivertz and her memorial fund here.

According to Dr. Wei-Yi Song, a Clinical Associate Professor in UBC’s Faculty of Medicine and the Assistant Program Director for Postgradaute Education in Psychiatry with the Island Medical Program, Dr. Mitchell’s accomplishment comes as no surprise.

“Dr. Mitchell is an exemplary student — she’s well qualified for this prestigious award. We are very fortunate to have Roxy to start her residency in psychiatry on the Island.”


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