The UBC Faculty of Medicine Southern Medical Program is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Diana Fort to Site Co-Leader, Undergraduate Education, Kelowna General Hospital (KGH). Dr. Fort is an Emergency Medicine physician based in Penticton, Clinical Instructor with the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine, and strong advocate of medical education in the region.
Dr. Fort completed her medical degree at Queen’s University and Emergency Medicine residency training with the University of Southern California and the University of Toronto. Since 2007, Dr. Fort has worked for the Emergency Department at Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) and held several educational leadership roles including Coordinator of Medical Student Education and Co-Chair of the Academic Liaison Committee. Dr. Fort is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada and has served as co-executive director for the Penticton Emergency Physicians Group and member of the IHA and Penticton Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees. She has also served as a consultant and committee member for the Martin Street Outreach Clinic which serves marginalized populations in Penticton.
Dr. Fort has taken an active role in supporting medical education from both learning and teaching perspectives at PRH and within the region. She has served as Clinical Instructor for medical students at PRH, OSCE examiner, and ultrasound skills instructor for the Year 3 Bootcamp. Dr. Fort is a graduate and class valedictorian for the SMP’s Master Teaching Certificate Program and has delivered faculty development presentations to promote best teaching practices and support SMP preceptors.
Dr. Fort will work in close collaboration with Dr. Cheryl Holmes, Site Co-Leader who has been instrumental in the development and success of SMP’s third year clerkship program at KGH. Together, they will oversee the recruitment and ongoing support of preceptors as well as the training and mentorship of third year medical students at the hospital.