New Faculty Development Director

Dr. Tara Gill has been appointed the new Faculty Development Director for the Southern Medical Program (SMP) effective June 1, 2024. Dr. Gill will continue in her role as the Site Director for the Trail Integrated Community Clerkship (ICC). Dr. Gill is an emergency medicine physician who has worked at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) for the past 18 years. She is also a Clinical Instructor with the UBC Department of Family Practice.

Dr. Gill completed her medical degree at the University of Toronto and residency training at UBC and Queen’s University. For the past three years, Dr. Gill has led the development and delivery of the Trail ICC program. She has also served as a preceptor for countless learners at KBRH and those training with the Interior Health Rural Mobile Simulation program. Most recently, she serves as the Lead for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Working Group at KBRH and a member of the Regional Gender Equity Table Kootenay Boundary. Outside of medicine, Dr. Gill loves spending time outdoors skiing and biking with her family and friends in the Kootenays.

As the new Faculty Development Director, Dr. Gill will help foster a culture of teaching excellence throughout the Interior Health region. She will also leverage learning and training resources to deliver faculty development opportunities that advance teaching excellence and leadership.