The Southern Medical Program is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Robyn Hutchings as Director, Faculty Development for the Southern Medical Program (SMP). For the past year, Dr. Hutchings has served on an interim basis and helped champion numerous faculty development initiatives and conducted an in-depth needs assessment. Additionally, Dr. Hutchings has co-chaired the Regional Associate Dean’s Task Force on Student Mistreatment to support the learning environment for SMP students across the Interior Health region.
While based in Kelowna, Dr. Hutchings splits her time commuting monthly to Edmonton for her work at Stollery Children’s Hospital. Dr. Hutchings is an Assistant Clinical Professor for the University of Alberta’s Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Clinical Instructor with the Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics. For the SMP, Dr. Hutchings actively serves as a preceptor for clinical skills in addition to her roles as Portfolio Coach and Portfolio Lead.
As Director, Faculty Development, Dr. Hutchings will continue to be responsible for the planning and implementation of faculty development programs at the SMP’s primary education sites in addition to supporting clinical faculty across the region.