Alex Rebchuk

In 2013, I graduated from UBC Kinesiology (BKin).Alex Rebchuk After graduation, I moved  to Toronto and pursued a job in the medical insurance industry. I worked for one year as a Case Manager at Manulife Financial. During this time I realized I much preferred academia to industry. So in September 2014, I returned to UBC to pursue graduate studies under the supervision of Dr. Blouin.

During my undergraduate studies I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work as a student-trainer with the UBC Women’s Rugby team. While working with the rugby team I was exposed to many concussions. I became fascinated with the injury and wanted to learn more about the relationship between impact exposure and neurological impairment.

Returning to UBC for graduate school was the perfect opportunity to pursue this passion. With Dr. Blouin I developed a thesis project that investigated impact exposure and concussion in collegiate football players. I defended my thesis and graduated with an MSc in 2016.

Following graduate school I have chosen to pursue medicine, once again at UBC (MD 2020). I truly believe the MSc program at UBC KIN, especially under the supervision of Dr. Blouin, has prepared my for my future career in medicine.