The UBC Faculty of Medicine Southern Medical Program is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Diana Fort to Site Leader, Undergraduate Education, Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) effective immediately. Over the past year, Dr. Fort has served alongside Dr. Cheryl Holmes as Co-Site Leader and played a key role in the continued development and sustainability of the third-year clerkship program at KGH. As stated earlier, Dr. Holmes has recently left her post at the SMP to pursue her new role as Interim Assistant Dean, Curriculum for the UBC Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Fort is an Emergency Medicine physician based in Penticton and Clinical Assistant Professor with the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine. She completed her medical degree at Queen’s University and Emergency Medicine residency training with the University of Southern California and the University of Toronto. 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.
We are truly fortunate to have Dr. Fort increase her role in leading the clerkship program at KGH. Please join me in acknowledging Dr. Fort’s contributions to the ongoing success of our program and our students.