Clinical instructor, Deputy Chief of Staff at Dawson Creek and District Hospital
MD Undergraduate Program
Dawson Creek, BC
Tell us about your role as a clinical faculty member at UBC?
I teach third-year medical students during their rural family medicine rotation.
Best part of your job?
Learning from the students and getting to know what they enjoy doing outside medicine.
Who inspires you and why?
Dr. P.A. Imomoh, who was my teacher. He is the reason why I specialized in family medicine. I was amazed by the breath and depth of his knowledge across the various specialities in the field of medicine and how he used this everyday to better the health and well-being of his patients. I seek to do this each day and try to pass this on to the coming generation of doctors irrespective of which specialty they choose.
Tell us about a project or endeavour that you’ve participated in that makes you proud:
- Teaching medical students.
- Rolling out the Best Possible Medication History document for patients on admission in the hospital and the Long term care facility, in my community. The initiative helps prevent medication errors when patients are admitted to hospital or the Long term care facility, or when they are discharged to the community or transferred between facilities.
- The initial COVID-19 response in my community at the onset of the outbreak.
Best advice for students:
Mistakes are bound to happen, so be ready to forgive yourself when it happens and always learn to take a break.
How do you like to recharge?
Read a non-medical book, non-fiction and fiction alike, listen to music, tweet, and photography.