Interim Years 1 & 2 Site Director

Dr. Mike Bergunder has been appointed Interim Years 1 & 2 Site Director for the Southern Medical Program (SMP), effective August 1st, 2023. Dr. Bergunder is a staff physician and Head of the Emergency Department at Penticton Regional Hospital. In addition, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine and the current Portfolio Site Lead for the SMP.

Dr. Bergunder completed his medical degree at UBC, family medicine residency at the University of Alberta, and a fellowship in emergency medicine at UBC. Dr. Bergunder has supported learning opportunities for UBC medical students as a Case-Based Learning Instructor, Indigenous Cultural Safety Facilitator, and Portfolio Coach. Since January 2022, he has led the ongoing delivery of the SMP Portfolio program. Dr. Bergunder previously served as the Medical Director for Interior Health’s Rural & Remote Framework. Most recently, he completed a clinical fellowship with Health Quality BC, focusing on cultural safety and quality improvement.

As the Interim Years 1 & 2 Site Director, Dr. Bergunder will oversee Case-based Learning, lectures, workshops, and small group learning within the MEDD 411/412/421/422 courses except for those covered by the leadership of clinical skills and family practice.