The Southern Medical Program (SMP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. LeeAnne Luft as Clinical Skills Co-Director based at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH). Dr. Luft is an infectious diseases specialist and Clinical Instructor with the UBC Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Luft completed her medical degree and internal medicine residency training at the University of Calgary. In addition, she has completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at UBC and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. For the past four years, she has worked as an infectious diseases consultant at KGH. Dr. Luft serves on the Association of Medical Microbiologists and Infectious Diseases Canada (AMMI) Board of Directors and AMMI Indigenous Health Education Committee.
Dr. Luft has a longstanding interest in supporting medical education opportunities for students and residents. Since 2015, she has served as a preceptor and examiner for SMP students across all four years of the MD Undergraduate Program. Additionally, she supervises and teaches UBC internal medicine, family practice, and emergency medicine residents as part of the in-patient infectious diseases consulting service and out-patient clinics.
The SMP would also like to thank Dr. Brandy Bursey for her work as the outgoing Clinical Skills Co-Director. For the past two years, Dr. Bursey has done an excellent job supporting clinical skills sessions for our students and faculty. She will continue to serve as a preceptor for SMP students training at KGH.