Sonia Butterworth Appointed Assistant Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education

Memorandum from Dr. Ravi Sidhu, Associate Dean PGME

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sonia Butterworth as Assistant Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education, effective January 4, 2019 to June 30, 2021.

Dr. Butterworth graduated from UBC medical school in 1997, UBC General Surgery in 2003, and from the UBC Pediatric Surgery fellowship in 2005. She worked as a Pediatric Surgeon in Portland, OR until 2008 when she returned as an attending staff at BCCH. Dr. Butterworth has a passion for surgical education and has had the opportunity to become involved in several roles. Dr. Butterworth was the Program Director for Pediatric Surgery, Associate Program Director for General Surgery as well as the Co‐Lead for Simulation at PGME. She has been the Program Director for Surgical Foundations since 2013 and, in 2017, Dr. Butterworth became the Competency Based Medical Education Lead for UBC PGME.

During Dr. Butterworth's transition to the Assistant Dean role, she will continue to oversee the CBME portfolio. An announcement of the new CBME Faculty Lead will be made in the near future.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Butterworth to this new role in the UBC Faculty of Medicine.