Dr. Scot Mountain has been recognized with the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Award for Excellence in Community Practice Teaching. The award acknowledges faculty members who have demonstrated exceptional teaching skills while making an educational impact in their community.
Dr. Mountain is an Internist and Intensivist, Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, and Clinical Assistant Professor with the UBC Department of Medicine, Division of Critical Care. Originally trained in Family Medicine, he returned to UBC for an Internal Medicine residency followed by a fellowship in Critical Care. Dr. Mountain is one of the key faculty leads involved in the development and continued operation of the Southern Medical Program’s (SMP) Integrated Community Clerkship (ICC) in Trail. The ICC program which launched in September 2011 has been a real positive for the hospital and the Greater Trail community.
“We have been lucky to have some extremely talented and motivated students come and train with us,” says Dr. Mountain. “It has forced the teaching clinicians to remain on top of their game and up-to-date with their clinical and academic knowledge. I believe the students have benefited from learning in a community setting, where they get to see and interact with patients on a one-to-one basis from their first day in the program.”
Dr. Mountain has been an active teacher over the past 10 years both as a resident and while in practice. “I believe this award is a recognition of everything our community of physicians has put into the ICC program in the last few years, and of the quality of education we have been able to provide for the students,” says Dr. Mountain. “We are hoping to continue to reap the benefits of training students in Trail down the line, when they finish their post-graduate training, and hopefully consider coming back to our community to work.”