New Regional Associate Dean, Interior

The UBC Faculty of Medicine has appointed Dr. Sarah Brears as the new Regional Associate Dean, Interior.

Dr. Brears was appointed Interim, Regional Associate Dean, Interior in May 2019. With her new appointment, effective June 1st, 2020, she will continue to provide strategic leadership of the Faculty’s undergraduate and postgraduate medical education programs for the Interior. This includes working collaboratively with partners, including Interior Health and UBC Okanagan, to ensure a high-quality educational experience for all of our learners in the region, as well as facilitating the health research strategy for the Interior.

Dr. Brears is a clinical faculty member of the UBC Department of Family Practice. Since joining the Southern Medical Program (SMP) in 2012, she has served as the Family Practice Site Director for Years 1 and 2, as well as the Clinical Experiences Integration Co-Lead and the MEDD 422 Course Co-Director. Prior to joining the SMP, Dr. Brears was with the University of Alberta’s Department of Family Practice, and served as the Regional Site Coordinator for the Alberta Rural Family Medicine Network in Grand Prairie.