MEMORANDUM: Departure of Ms. Paola Martens as the Senior Education Programs Manager, UBC Department of Psychiatry

 

 

Dear Department members,
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It is with mixed feelings that we announce that Ms. Paola Martens will be leaving her position as the Senior Education Programs Manager in the UBC Department of Psychiatry Administration Office, as she has accepted a new position in the UBC Faculty of Medicine PGME Office. Paola’s last working day in the Department of Psychiatry will be February 24. While we will miss the dedication and work ethic she brought to the Psychiatry Education team, we are thrilled for her as she embarks on an exciting new career opportunity.
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Paola joined the Department as the Senior Education Programs Manager in 2018, and in this role, has been supervising our Psychiatry Education team located at VGH Diamond Health Centre, as well as overseeing the day-to-day administrative functions of the Psychiatry MD Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs. Last summer, Paola played a vital role in supporting our residents, faculty and staff as the Psychiatry Postgraduate Specialty Program saw the launch of Competence By Design (CBD) on July 1, 2020. As well, Paola has been instrumental in ensuring continuity and the smooth running of our educations programs throughout the many recent changes in staffing, organization and leadership in the Education Office. As a valuable member of our Psychiatry Administrative team, Paola has formed very productive relationships with many Department members, as well as with colleagues from external units across the Faculty of Medicine.
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Upon Paola’s departure, we will be initiating a recruitment process to fill this vacancy in the very near future. In the meantime, please direct any questions regarding the UGE program to uge.assistant@ubc.ca, the PGE program to linda.chang@ubc.ca, and Subspecialties to edu-prog.assistant@ubc.ca. For any complex or organizational/operational matters, please feel free to contact me at vicky.yau@ubc.ca.
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On behalf of the entire Department, I wish to thank Paola for her all hard work, and for the many significant and valuable contributions she has made to the Department over the last three years. Please join me in congratulating her and wishing her all the best in her new position!
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Sincerely,

 

Vicky Yau
Director, Administration
UBC Department of Psychiatry