Dr. Cheryl Holmes is the recent recipient of the prestigious University of Illinois at Chicago, Masters of Health Professions Education 2014 “Best Thesis” Award. Her thesis entitled Harnessing the Hidden Curriculum in Clinical Clerkship: A Four-Step Reflective Competency Approach was informed and inspired by her role as Site Director for Kelowna with the Southern Medical Program (SMP).
Dr. Holmes was one of the first faculty appointments to help lead the charge in developing the SMP’s third-year clerkship program at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH). Since joining the program in 2008, she has overseen the evolution of the clerkship program for its early rotation pilots to a now steady state of 24 students.
Dr. Holmes is a Clinical Associate Professor with the UBC Department of Medicine and has practiced in the Intensive Care Unit at KGH for the past 13 years. She is highly regarded for her teaching skills both at the beside and for leading a critical care outreach session utilizing patient simulation held during the SMP third year clerkship retreat.