The Southern Medical Program is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Pamela Sproule as the new Site Co-Director, Undergraduate Education, Royal Inland Hospital (RIH). Dr. Sproule is an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB/GYN) at RIH and Clinical Instructor with the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Sproule completed her medical degree at the University of Calgary and her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Calgary and the University of Western Ontario.
For the past seventeen years, Dr. Sproule has served as a dedicated preceptor for OB/GYN residents and medical students completing rotations and electives in Kamloops. In 2010, she helped pilot the OB/GYN rotation for the SMP’s Kamloops Clerkship Program and has since continued to be actively involved. Dr. Sproule will work in close collaboration with Dr. Trent Smith, Site Co-Director, RIH to support the goals and objectives of the SMP in Kamloops.
Dr. Sproule will also work closely with the Regional Associate Dean, Interior, SMP Clinical Education Program Manager, Site Director, Kelowna General Hospital, and Site Directors from the Island Medical Program, Northern Medical Program and Vancouver-Fraser Medical Program.
Unfortunately, we must also say farewell to Dr. Anise Barton as the outgoing Site Co-Director at RIH. Dr. Barton has served as a tremendous leader for the SMP and was one of the first faculty recruits to help pilot and champion the clerkship program in Kamloops. She helped grow the number of clinical faculty engaged with teaching to over 140 preceptors and cultivated an exceptional learning environment. We are truly appreciative of Dr. Barton’s efforts in fostering medical education excellence at RIH and in the community. We wish her the best of luck on her next adventure in Ottawa.