Assistant Dean, MD Undergraduate Program, Island Medical Program

The MD Undergraduate Program at The University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for an Assistant Dean, MD Undergraduate Program, Island Medical Program. This position will require a time commitment of 2.5 days per week (0.50 FTE) for a 3 year term, with the possibility of one renewal term, subject to satisfactory review.

The UBC MD Undergraduate Program is delivered across four academic campuses and over 15 clinical academic campuses across the province. Currently, there are a total of 192 in each class in the Vancouver Fraser Medical Program (VFMP) in Vancouver. There are 32 students in each class in the Southern Medical Program (SMP) based primarily in Kelowna, the Island Medical Program (IMP) in Victoria, and the Northern Medical Program (NMP) in Prince George, for a total of 128 students at each site.

Based at the University of Victoria and reporting to the Regional Associate Dean, Vancouver Island, the successful candidate will hold an MD with sufficient protected time and flexibility to fulfill the requirements of the job, which may include travel to Affiliated Regional Centres and Community Education Facilities where students are located.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing specific operational leadership for MD undergraduate education in the IMP to ensure delivery of a high quality educational experience at the IMP across all four years of the curriculum. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with IMP course and clerkship directors, clinical and operational leaders and other faculty and curriculum leaders at all distributed sites to ensure efficient, integrated and sustainable delivery of the distributed undergraduate curriculum. The responsibilities of the successful candidate will also include: capacity building; providing student support while liaising closely with the Office of Student Affairs; serving on committees; and providing coverage support for the Regional Associate Dean, Vancouver Island as required.

A more detailed job description is available for those who wish to review it; if interested, please send your request to

A letter of application, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and the names of three references should be directed to:

Dr. Bruce Wright Regional Associate Dean, Vancouver Island
Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
c/o Kyla Patterson
Subject Line: Assistant Dean, MDUP, IMP

Review of applications will begin on April 19, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is August 16, 2021 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.