Congratulations to Dr. Cheryl Holmes for her recent acknowledgment for the Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) Certificate of Merit Award 2015. Dr. Holmes joined the Southern Medical Program (SMP) in 2009 as Site Lead, Undergraduate Education, Kelowna. Over the past five years, her primary responsibilities have been to develop, sustain, and continuously improve the clinical clerkship experience for our students and faculty at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH). Dr. Holmes is a highly respected teacher and instructs students and residents in the Critical Care Unit at KGH. Dr. Holmes’ passion for medical education and assessment motivated her to pursue a Masters in Health Professions Education from University of Illinois, Chicago. Her thesis entitled Harnessing the Hidden Curriculum in Clinical Clerkship: A Four-Step Reflective Competency Approach was selected by the Masters program for the ‘Best Thesis’ award and has also been published in a peer reviewed journal.
“It is such a pleasure to be in the company of educators and scholars and an exciting time to be involved in medical education in the UBC Faculty of Medicine,” said Dr. Holmes. “The curriculum renewal process provides real opportunity to be involved and make a positive impact on preparing the next generation of physicians for a future that we can’t even envision.”