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British Columbia Chapter Special Election: Candidates' Bios and Statements

The ballot for the British Columbia Chapter special election has been sent out by email. Those without a good email address will receive a ballot by postal mail. The voting membership (Masters, Fellows, Members, and Resident/Fellow Members with an electdate of 1/1/14 or earlier) can vote online.  You may only vote once. All ballots were sent out on July 22, 2016. The deadline to vote is August 22, 2016. Below are the bios and statements from the candidates who are running in this election.

If you have any issues, or concerns you may email Evelyn James, Governor Election Coordinator, or call her at 215 351 2699.

 

Michael R. Kenyon, MBBCh, FACP

EDUCATION: University of The Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto / University of The Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

CERTIFICATION: MBBCh, Dip. Av. Med, FCP(SA), FACP, FRCPC (GIM – Founder)

PRESENT POSITION: Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC; Site Chief NRGH ICU, Nanaimo.

ACP CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: British Columbia Chapter

ACP NATIONAL ACTIVITIES: Fellow since 1st January, 2011; ACP/CSIM Annual Rocky Mountain Internal Medicine Conference Committee 2007 – 2012

OTHER APPOINTMENTS/ACTIVITIES: BC/Region 1 – RCPSC Specialty Committee in General Internal Medicine, BC Society of Critical Care Medicine Executive, Vancouver Island Representative, Site Chief NRGH ICU, Nanaimo, BC, Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC; 1st July, 2015, Co-Director UBC/UNBC ICC Yr 3 program in Terrace, BC, Internal Medicine Preceptor for UNBC/UBC ICC3 & Family Practice PGY1 & PGY2, Terrace, BC, ICU Preceptor for UBC/IMP PGY-1 & PGY-2 FP Residents, Nanaimo, BC, Community ICU & Rural/Community GIM Fellow Rotation Preceptor, NRGH ICU & Mills Hospital, Terrace.

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Critical Care Medicine, Conflict/Disaster Medicine & Aviation Medicine (Military Medicine), Rural Medicine

CANDIDATE'S STATEMENT:

I bring passion for General Internal Medicine, with 36 years of clinical experience in challenging settings. I am designated “Founder of GIM” at the RCPSC, Ottawa, representing BC/UBC. I formed the tertiary ICU in Nanaimo/Vancouver Island and lead the ICU Group; I also participate in the Cardiology rota.  I spend 2 weeks/month doing GIM/ICU with a strong group I built in Terrace, Northern BC. My special interest are the training of UBC GIM Fellows in rural /community critical care and GIM. I have been in several African counter-insurgency wars, took on the Apartheid Government (successfully according to Tutu’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission), took on the BC Government successfully (as sole Rural Specialist Representative) in 2000, & have done three tours of duty in the Role 3 MMU/ICU, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.  I believe that health organizations built around a general medicine core don’t just survive, they thrive! I shall advocate for you.

 

Scott David McKee, MD, MPH, FACP

EDUCATION: BA, Colorado College, 1982. MD, Duke University Medical School, 1990. MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, 1990.

POST-DOCTORAL EDUCATION:  Internal Medicine, University of Washington-Seattle, 1994. Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2005-06.

CERTIFICATION: ABIM 1994, recertification 2004, 2014. Royal College IM Specialty Certification 2009.

CITIZENSHIP: Dual USA-Canadian

PRESENT POSITION and PRIVILEGES: Shuswap Lake Hospital, Active Staff and Head, Department of Medicine, (full time). Queen Victoria Hospital (Revelstoke), Consultant.  Royal Inland Hospital (Kamloops), IM Locum. University of Northern BC, IM/ICU Locum. Barrett Healthcare, Dillon MT, IM locum. Active licensure in BC and Montana.

ACP CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT: Member since 1996. Fellowship Induction 2008. Organizing Committee member, annual Rocky Mountain ACP-GIM meeting, 2009-present. Presenter at ACP meetings in AB and MT.

OTHER APPOINTMENTS/ACTIVITES: Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Dept of GIM, 2006-present. Member, IHA Critical Care Network, 2010-present. IHA Cardiovascular Leaders program 2014-present. Chief of Staff, Shuswap Hospital, 2008-1010.

AREAS of PROFESSIONAL INTEREST AND EXPERTISE: General Internal Medicine, Wilderness Medicine, Community Critical Care.

CANDIDATE'S STATEMENT:
The ACP has always focused the majority of its resources on Internal Medicine issues in the USA, which are mostly unique from the Canadian model. In BC, most internists are drawn to the ACP for its high-quality educational resources. While we have good potential to grow the BC Chapter (currently over 350 members), and support these efforts, I also see an opportunity to use ACP resources to improve advocacy for our sections at the provincial level. This includes issues of training, privileging, and the challenges of Certification/recertification. Further, the ACP is an underutilized tool for promoting IM and its subspecialties as a career choice for medical students. We have an opportunity to further increase funding and exposure to promising students and encourage a positive experience for them early in their careers. I would be privileged to represent the BC internists internationally, and work toward creating a larger presence for the organization in Canadian practice.