We are pleased to share that incoming resident, Taylor Ricci, has been awarded the 2023 Faculty Women’s Club Maebritte JEFFELS Scholarship!
“It is a honour to be selected for the Faculty Women’s Club Maebritee JEFFELS Scholarship! This recognition only contributes to my immense excitement of joining the department of orthopedics as an incoming resident this July!” – Taylor Ricci
About the Scholarship:
A $1,100 scholarship has been endowed by Maebritte Jeffels for a student in the MD program who has demonstrated an aptitude for and interest in Orthopaedic Medicine. Mrs. Jeffels suffered from polio as a child, which sparked her interest in Orthopaedic Medicine. She eventually became an orthopaedic nurse in England and served in a clinic there during World War II. When Mrs. Jeffels and her husband, Ronald Jeffels, moved to Vancouver in 1951 for him to take an appointment with UBC’s French Department, Mrs. Jeffels became involved in the Faculty Women’s Club, and served as President from 1961-1962. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Orthopaedics in the Faculty of Medicine.