Dr. Robyn Hutchings has been appointed Assistant Dean, Student Affairs for the Southern Medical Program (SMP). Dr. Hutchings is a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton and a Clinical Instructor with the UBC Department of Pediatrics. For the past two years, Dr. Hutchings has served as the SMP Director, Faculty Development and led numerous faculty development initiatives. She 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. Dr. Hutchings also serves as a clinical skills preceptor in addition to Portfolio Coach and SMP Portfolio Lead.
Dr. Hutchings will work alongside Dr. Melanie Reed, the outgoing Assistant Dean, until February 1, 2020 to ensure a smooth transition process. During the same timeframe, Dr. Hutchings will complete her faculty development duties including the SMP Teacher Certificate Program.
Sadly, we must soon say farewell to Dr. Reed. For the past four years, Dr. Reed has served as a tremendous champion and advocate for SMP students throughout the BC Interior. She has worked tirelessly to ensure our students have exceptional personal and academic support, mentorship, and career guidance. She will be greatly missed by our students, faculty, and staff.