**This message is sent on behalf of Dr. Roger Wong, Executive Associate Dean, Education, UBC Faculty of Medicine. Please share within your units as appropriate.**
On behalf of the MD Undergraduate Program (MDUP), I would like to thank all of you for your continued support of the Curriculum Renewal process. Each of you has played an important part in the development and success of this province-wide endeavor. I am especially grateful and recognize that everyone involved has worked above and beyond expectations for making our MDUP a world-class program, thereby making important contributions through medical education to improve health in our province.
At this time, it is with regret that I share with you that Dr. Adam Peets, Assistant Dean, Curriculum, MDUP, will be stepping aside from his role effective December 31, 2016. Dr. Peets has brought strong leadership to this position, working with faculty, staff and students from across the province to lead the development and planning of clinical education in the Curriculum Renewal process. I wish to express my heart-felt thanks to Dr. Peets for his incredible contributions and wish him every success in his future pursuits within the Faculty. He is an outstanding role model for all of us.
Starting immediately, I will be working closely with the MDUP and Curriculum Renewal team to develop a plan to ensure a smooth transition. This will include a careful review of the governance, roles and responsibilities in the MDUP, and interim leadership will be appointed imminently to provide continual oversight and support of the Curriculum Renewal process.
I am committed to working with each of you as we move forward together in ensuring our MDUP continues to make an impactful difference for our students, faculty, staff, regional and community partners, and the patients whom we serve. I would appreciate your input by email to firstname.lastname@example.org in terms of your suggestions regarding opportunities for optimizing the support structure for Curriculum Renewal. I look forward to sharing an update with you in the near future and I thank you in advance for your understanding and continual support of the MDUP.
Roger Y.M. Wong, BMSc, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FCAHS
Executive Associate Dean, Education, Faculty of Medicine
The University of British Columbia