**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.**
Announcement –Geoffrey Payne
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Geoffrey Payne as Faculty Lead – Quality Improvement and Accreditation in the UBC Faculty of Medicine (FOM) Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) program, effective August 1st, 2017.
Dr. Geoff Payne will guide and facilitate a continuous quality improvement approach to promote quality within, and maintain full accreditation status of, the UBC FOM UGME program. Working with program, curriculum and UGME leadership, Geoff will monitor compliance with the existing Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) standards, and prepare the UGME program for compliance with new and emerging standards.
Dr. Payne will be responsible for leading all required accreditation preparation and follow‐up activities and will act as the Interim Review Coordinator (IRC) for the formative interim review in 2019. He will also be the Faculty of Medicine’s internal point person and external liaison with CACMS/LCME and with other schools on matters relating to accreditation.
Dr. Payne is currently the Interim Vice President of Research & Graduate Programs at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) and a Professor of vascular physiology with the Northern Medical Program (NMP). Dr. Payne came to UNBC in 2004 as a founding faculty member in the NMP following a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University in the department of cellular and molecular physiology and has previously served in various leadership roles in the UBC medical school including Assistant Dean for the NMP from 2009-2015 and Director of Assessment from 2013-2015. Dr. Payne has also been engaged at the national and international level with roles with the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada’s (AFMC) Distributive Medical Education Group and is the current past-chair of the Group of Regional Medical Campus with the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Geoff Payne to his new role in the UBC Faculty of Medicine.
Roger Y.M. Wong, BMSc, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FCAHS
Executive Associate Dean, Education
Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia