Dr. Tara Gill has been appointed the new Site Director for the Trail Integrated Community Clerkship (ICC) for the Southern Medical Program (SMP). As part of the leadership transition, Dr. Gill will work alongside the current Site Director Dr. Libby McCoid for the next six months. Dr. Gill is an emergency physician at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) and a Clinical Instructor with the UBC Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Gill completed her medical degree at the University of Toronto and residency training at UBC and Queen’s University. Since the launch of the Trail ICC in 2011, Dr. Gill has taught extensively with students training at KBRH. She has also served as the Emergency Medicine Rotation Lead for the ICC program and a past Medical Director for the Interior Health Rural Mobile Simulation program. In her new leadership role, Dr. Gill will oversee the education and training of ICC students training at KBRH and within the Greater Trail region. She will also work collaboratively with ICC Site Directors in Vernon and across the province to support the delivery of the ICC program.
The SMP would like to acknowledge Dr. McCoid for her contributions to the SMP over the past ten years. Dr. McCoid served as a key faculty lead in the creation of the Trail ICC and the Site Director for the past four and a half years. In 2019, Dr. McCoid was awarded the UBC Clinical Faculty Award for Excellence in Community Practice Teaching.