People

There have been well over four hundred people involved in the process including clinicians, academics, researchers, community members, learners, administrators, students and staff. We are committed to an inclusive and transparent process and welcome all contributions.

Please view the Curriculum Renewal Project Leadership and Governance Structure.

Current Curriculum Renewal Leadership

Learn more about the Faculty of Medicine academic leaders here.

  • Roger Wong: Executive Associate Dean, Education
  • Allan Jones: Regional Associate Dean, Interior
  • Amil Shah: Regional Associate Dean, Vancouver Fraser
  • Paul Winwood: Regional Associate Dean, Northern British Columbia
  • Bruce Wright: Regional Associate Dean, Vancouver Island
  • Cheryl Holmes: Assistant Dean Clinical Education, MD Undergraduate Program
  • Kiran Veerapen: Director of Assessment, MD Undergraduate Program
  • Jennifer Golinski: Senior Director, Education Programs and Services
  • Donna Rota: Administrative Director, VFMP MD Undergraduate Program
  • Evaluation Specialist Representative: Evaluation Studies Unit
  • Sylvia Lim: Lead Project Manager, Curriculum Renewal

The Course Development Leads are responsible for the detailed development of each course within the guidelines of the course structure and overall framework, including systems, themes, case-order, and course-level milestones.

The Assessment Development Leads are responsible for developing the assessment platform and modalities, and working with the course leads to integrate assessments that effectively measure knowledge, skills, and behaviours.

The Systems Integration Team is made up of System Chairs for each system / block. System Chairs are responsible for planning how the material associated with that system will be taught across all four years and how it will be spiralled in the renewed curriculum, in alignment with the week topic order and the themes. Systems Integration Team Members

The Themes Integration Team is made up of Theme Leads for each theme. Theme Leads are responsible for planning how the material associated with that theme will be taught across all four years and how it will be spiralled in the renewed curriculum, in alignment with the week topic order and systems. Themes Integration Team Members

The Clinical Experiences Integration Team is led by the Clinical Experiences Integration Co-Leads and consists of faculty and staff members of both Clinical Skills and Family Practice. Material from Clinical Skills and Family Practice will be spiralled throughout the renewed curriculum, in alignment with the systems, themes, and week topic order. Clinical Experiences Integration Team Members

Read more about Systems, Themes & Clinical Experiences here.

  • Island Medical Program
  • Northern Medical Program
    • Twylla Hamelin, Senior Administrative Manager, Northern Medical Program
    • Michelle Oster, Curriculum & Assessment Manager, Years 1/2
    • Sarah Gray, Assistant Dean, Education & Research, Northern Medical Program / Director of Assessment, MD Undergraduate Program
  • Southern Medical Program
    • Sarah Brears, Years 1/2 Family Practice Course Director, Southern Medical Program
    • Lisa Wyness, Administrative Director, Southern Medical Program
    • Diana Fort, Site Director, Kelowna General Hospital
  • Vancouver Fraser Medical Program
    • Donna Rota, Administrative Director, Vancouver Fraser Medical Program
    • Amil Shah, Regional Associate Dean, Vancouver Fraser  / Associate Dean, MD Undergraduate Education

We are pleased to announce the following individuals have been appointed to lead courses in the renewed curriculum.

MEDD 410 Course Directors:

  • Dr. Amil Shah
  • Dr. Gurdeep Parhar

MEDD 411 Course Directors:

  • Dr. John Cairns
  • Dr. Karen Pinder

MEDD 412 Course Directors:

  • Dr. Barry Mason
  • TBC

MEDD 419/429/439 Course Directors:

  • Dr. Dawn Cooper
  • Dr. Richard Lazenby

Year 1 Site Director for VFMP:

  • Dr. Hanh Huynh

Year 2 Site Director for VFMP:

  • Dr. Ismail Laher

Year 1 & 2 Site Director for NMP:

  • Dr. Sean Maurice

Year 1 & 2 Site Director for SMP:

  • Dr. Olusegun Oyedele

Year 1 & 2 Site Director for IMP:

  • Dr. Ian Thompson

MEDD 419/429/439 Site Directors for VFMP:

  • Dr. Dawn Cooper
  • Dr. Ruth Martin
  • Dr. Alice Mui
  • Dr. Brian Ng

MEDD 419/429/439 Site Director for NMP:

  • Dr. Richard Lazenby

MEDD 419/429/439 Site Director for SMP:

  • Dr. Harry Miller

MEDD 419/429/439 Site Director for IMP:

  • Dr. Lisa Cairns

Year 1 Clinical Skills Director for VFMP:

  • Dr. Jim Salzman

Year 2 Clinical Skills Director for VFMP:

  • Dr. Alasdair Nazerali-Maitland 

Year 1 & 2 Clinical Skills Director for NMP:

  • Dr. Steven Chang

Year 1 & 2 Clinical Skills Directors for SMP:

  • Dr. Brandy Bursey 
  • Dr. Kaylee Milne

Year 1 & 2 Clinical Skills Director for IMP:

  • Dr. Alexandre Henri-Bhargava

Year 1 & 2 Family Practice Directors for VFMP:

  • Dr. Emma Galloway
  • Dr. Simon Moore

Year 1 & 2 Family Practice Director for NMP:

  • Dr. Gerrard Prigmore

Year 1 & 2 Family Practice Director for SMP:

  • Dr. Sarah Brears

Year 1 & 2 Family Practice Director for IMP:

  • Dr. Lys Fonger

MEDD 421 Course Directors:

  • Dr. Sarah Gray
  • Dr. Jane Gillis

MEDD 422 Course Directors:

  • Dr. Joana Gil-Mohapel
  • Dr. David Li

MEDD 448 Course Directors:

  • Dr. Michael Nimmo
  • Dr. Tanya Orton

Associate Director Curriculum, Years 1 & 2

  • Dr. Peter Choi

Associate Director Curriculum, Years 3 & 4

  • Dr. Adrian Yee

For more information, please contact mdcurric.renew@ubc.ca.