Jordanna Roesler is working to complete her Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Her goal is to give back to her community and provide culturally safe medical care to those in need and complete her residency training in underserved communities. She chose to attend UBC because the MD Program is exemplary in its work towards creating and maintaining a culturally safe program. The faculty in her program have been an incredible source of continuous support and have been instrumental in recruiting and promoting future Indigenous physicians.
Jordanna became involved in her program early on as an Indigenous Health Representative and is now the VP of Indigenous Health for the Medical Undergraduate Society of the UBC MD Program where she continues to promote and advocate for Indigenous health and wellbeing. Since beginning her education journey, Jordanna has also been fortunate enough to liaison with the First Nations Health Authority, the faculty, Elders, and also lead and support the Indigenous Health Representatives at each UBC Faculty of Medicine site.
Funding from the NIB Trust Fund has helped Jordanna tremendously by alleviating some of the financial barriers of medical school tuition, fees, and related medical school costs. She says, “I am extremely grateful for the support that the NIB Trust Fund provided, and it has helped me continue my journey towards becoming a well-rounded physician”.