Dr. Trent Smith is the new Site Co‐Leader, Undergraduate Education, Royal Inland Hospital (RIH). Dr. Smith is a Kamloops‐based Pediatrician and Clinical Assistant Professor with the UBC Department of Pediatrics.
Dr. Smith completed his medical degree at the University of Alberta followed by a pediatrics residency with the UBC Faculty of Medicine. In 2002, Dr. Smith began his practice in Kamloops and has since served in numerous educational leadership positions at RIH over the past thirteen years. Dr. Smith is a member of the BC Pediatric Society, Canadian Pediatric Society, and past Director of the Kamloops Action for Health Communities Society.
Dr. Smith acted as the Education Coordinator for the Department of Pediatrics soon after joining the staff at RIH. Under Dr. Smith’s stewardship, the department evolved from elective training for residents to a core rotation site for R2 pediatric residents. In 2009, he assumed the role of Discipline Specific Site Leader (DSSL) for the Department of Pediatrics and was integral in piloting and developing the SMP’s Year 3 traditional clerkship program based at RIH. Most recently, Dr. Smith was instrumental in the design and implementation of the pediatric rotation for the new Kamloops Family Medicine residency program which accepted its first residents last July. Dr. Smith has been acknowledged for his work both as a physician and medical educator including the UBC Community Pediatrician of the Year, UBC Community Based Pediatrician Award, and the Canadian Association of Medical Education’s 2014 Certificate of Merit Award.