Dr. Olusegun Oyedele, Course Director and Senior Instructor, UBC Southern Medical Program has been acknowledged with the Canadian Association of Medical Education (CAME) 2017 Certificate of Merit Award. The annual award recognizes faculty across Canadian medical schools who have made valued contributions to medical education.
Dr. Oyedele was recruited to join the SMP as Basic Science Instructor in 2011, relocating from South Africa as a senior lecturer for the University of Witwatersrand. Commencing with the SMP’s inaugural class, Dr. Oyedele has led the teaching of first and second year SMP students in anatomy, embryology, neuroanatomy, and histology. Dr. Oyedele has been integral in both building the technical aspects of the anatomy and histology laboratories from the ground-up in addition to creating the SMP Basic Science Program.
In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. Oyedele has continued to expand his leadership roles within the Faculty of Medicine. In 2015, he was recruited to serve as SMP Course Director, Foundations of Medicine helping to oversee this robust course on both provincial and local levels. He has also served as SMP Director of Anatomical Sciences Education and SMP Faculty Development Lead for small group learning providing education and support for over 50 problem-based learning tutors. In November 2016, Dr. Oyedele led a Faculty of Medicine pilot project to create video recordings of case based learning (CBL) best practice scenarios to be used as a faculty development resource for CBL tutors provincially
Dr. Oyedele continues to play a critical role in the success and evolution of the SMP. His teaching contributions are exceptional and he continues to have a significant impact on countless learners within the SMP and across UBC’s distributed MD Undergraduate Program.