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Congratulations to the British Columbia Chapter Governor-Elect
Designee, Dawn E. Dewitt, MD, FACP. Our new Governor-elect Designee
will do a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start
her four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2015. As Governor,
Dr. Dewitt will serve as the official representative of the College
for the British Columbia Chapter, providing a link between members
at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the
meantime, Dr. Dewitt will be working closely with Dr. Meneilly (the
current Governor) and College staff to learn about the College and
her duties as Governor. To learn more about Dr. Dewitt, feel free
to read her bio below.
EDUCATION: 1998 University of Washington - Certificate of
Medical Education (Teaching Scholars Program) 1990 Harvard Medical
School, Boston, MA - MD Medicine 1984-86 Trinity College, Cambridge
University, England - MSc (thesis) (Marshall Scholar) Zoology 1984
Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA - BA (Summa Cum Laude) Biology
1983 Princeton University, Princeton, NJ - BA Visiting Student
POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: 1993-94 University of Washington Medical
Center - Chief Medical Resident 1990-93 Department of Medicine,
University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals - Intern and
CERTIFICATION: MD, MSc, FACP, FRACP, FRCPC Board certified in
Internal Medicine (1993, Recertified 2002; scheduled Oct. 2013)
Fellow of the American College of Physicians, 1998 Fellow of the
Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 2005 Fellow of the Royal
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2012
PRESENT POSITION: Professor of Medicine; Regional Associate Dean
Vancouver Fraser; Associate Dean MD Undergraduate Medical Education
University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine
ACP ACTIVITIES: - Associate Member 1993-1994 - Full Member since
1995 - Served on the Washington Governor's Advisory Council from
1992-1996. - Was a national winner of the Residents Case Vignette
Competition in 1994. - Served as a Faculty Advisor for the
Associate Program at the University of Washington, 1995-1997. -
Served as co-chair for 1996 Washington State ACP meeting, also 2002
meeting co-chair. - Received Fellowship from the College in 1998. -
Served as Director, ACP-ASIM National Meeting Community-based
Teaching Workshop (2002-2003) - Has been a frequent speaker at ACP
meetings in Washington, Montana, and Wyoming. - Has been involved
as an associate editor for MKSAP 13 Primary Care, as well as being
an author for that product. - Served as a reviewer for MKSAP 15 and
16. - Has been a regular reviewer for the Annals of Internal
Medicine (letter for to 10%+top 30% of reviewers). - She is a
co-author of the American College of Physicians best-selling book
"Teaching in Your Office."
CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT AND LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Having recently
relocated to Vancouver from Australia, Dr. DeWitt is a new member
of the ACP BC Chapter. The Chapter is excited to work with Dr.
DeWitt, hopefully as the Chapter's next Governor-elect, as she
continues to demonstrate and model the core values of the ACP.
HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: Dr. DeWitt relocated from Australia
to Canada in 2012. Her first year in Vancouver was consumed with
many activities related to international relocation and taking on
her dual UBC roles of Associate Dean Vancouver-Fraser at a time
when the increased class size is reaching a peak, requiring
additional clinical planning and active expansion into Fraser HA;
and the role of Associate Dean Undergraduate Medical Education at a
time when Curriculum Renewal in the UBC Faculty of Medicine is in
full gear. These many commitments have precluded clinical work,
which she sorely misses. She has privileges at both Vancouver
Coastal Health and Fraser Health. She is also recertifying in
Internal Medicine with the ABIM (requiring study, projects, etc.).
In 2013 she is working on the goals of finding time to work
clinically to maintain her skills and credentials, to become
involved in at least one national Canadian project in medical
education (FMEC transitions) and to begin teaching and mentoring
students and faculty (particularly women but also clinical
Prior to moving to Canada in 2012, Dr. DeWitt was a Consulting
Physician from 2003-2011 at Goulburn Valley Health, Rumbalara
Aboriginal Medical Centre, and Shepparton Private Hospital in
OTHER APPOINTMENTS: Dr. DeWitt has served in national roles for
the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Society of
General Internal Medicine.
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST AND EXPERTISE: Dr. DeWitt is
internationally renowned for her expertise in education of medical
students in ambulatory and rural settings. She is also an
outstanding teacher and has won several awards for teaching
excellence including election to AOA. Her research interests
include addressing workforce shortages, career choice, diabetes and
addressing rural health disparities (particularly Indigenous
I still remember my excitement and sense of belonging when I
first was recruited to ACP, in 1993. Senior ACP physicians
supported my efforts to start a regional chapter for residents. As
a Fellow of ACP, I have advocated passionately for Rural Physicians
and Community-based Teaching. As I study for recertification (via
ACP precourse and MKSAP), I hope to involve interested members in
the development of ACP academic and practice resources.
As Governor, I would like to bring the benefits and collegiality
that I have enjoyed to my peers, residents and medical students in
the BC Chapter. As Governor, I will support efforts to create
opportunities for connecting in BC and beyond. Finally, having
practiced in rural hospitals and tertiary metropolitan centres, and
in Canada, the US, and Australia, I hope this broad perspective
might facilitate in representing your views regarding ACP advocacy
and policy development.