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UBC Faculty of Medicine Training

Medical Students

The Gabriola Medical Clinic is a teaching clinic affiliated with the UBC Faculty of Medicine. You may see medical students working with your family practitioner during your appointment. These learners are supervised by your family physician and you will be notified of their presence at the time of check-in.


Residents are doctors who have graduated medical school with a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. They are completing the final years of advanced medical training that prepares them for independent practice.

What are a resident’s duties compared to a medical student or an attending physician? This chart shows the differences.

Remember: Students are in medical school, residents are doctors, attendings practice independently.

Medical Duties & Privileges* Medical Students Resident Doctors Attending Physician
Writing Orders
Signing Orders
Signing in-/out-patient prescriptions
Examining patients independently
Doing procedures independently
Participate on patient rounds
Work with allied health
Have clinical teaching responsibilities
Respond to pages/perform call shifts
Record dictations
Communicate with patient families
Billing rights
Oversee all patient care

*Some exceptions may apply. If you are uncertain, speak directly to the sttending physician.

Get In Touch

Phone & Fax

P. (250) 247-9922
F. (250) 247-9162


Mon, Tues, Wed:  9am to 4pm
Thurs:  10am to 4pm
Fri: 9am to 3pm


695 Church Street
Gabriola BC V0R 1X3

Gabriola Medical Clinic


Gabriola Medical Clinic is an association of Nurse Practitioner Lewis and Dr.'s Thorne, Cusack and Clarke.

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