A Dr. in the making

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Dan Metcalf chose to start his education at the College because of the strong varsity volleyball program and the opportunity to take difficult courses in a small, personal environment.

A member of the Men’s Avalanche volleyball team, he particularly enjoyed being part of a team environment and spending time on road trips.

Dan took University Studies courses from 2006 to 2008 and again in 2011.  “I thought the College of the Rockies was a great place to make the transition from high school to university.  In particular, I enjoyed the classes I had with Betty Mosher, Doug McBride, and Jim Bailey,” he says.

After completing his time at College of the Rockies, Dan went on to the University of British Columbia where he completed a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Cell Biology and Genetics in May 2013.  After working in genetics research, he returned to UBC to complete medical school. Completing both a Family Medicine residency in Abbotsford and an Emergency Medicine residency in Calgary, he now works as an emergency room physician in Kamloops.

Though a small college might not be the first place you think of when you’re looking to become a medical doctor, Dan is grateful he got his start at College of the Rockies.

“My experience at the College was great,” he said. “It gave me a chance to transition from high school in a smaller and well-supported learning environment while playing volleyball at a collegiate level. I have awesome memories from my years at the College and still keep in touch with the friends I made while I was there.”

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