Dr. Kevin Clark receives Patricia Clugston Award for Resident Teaching

Please join me in congratulating DEM faculty member Dr. Kevin Clark
Kevin won the very special Patricia Clugston Award for Resident Teaching,

The Dr. Patricia Clugston Memorial Award For Excellence in Teaching recognizes a physician clinical educator for his or her contributions to Residents’ medical education. The recipient will have created a safe learning environment that encourages self-inquiry, supports adult learning, and fosters within learners a desire to achieve their highest potential.

The award is presented annually to a physician who has shown outstanding initiative in the following areas:

  • Bedside teaching
  • Didactic teaching
  • Assessment

KEVIN CLARK is the Associate Program Director of the Kelowna Emergency Medicine program. He has demonstrated an outstanding proficiency in bedside and didactic teaching and assessment. He introduced a simulation-based approach called “in-situ,” which brings the simulation out of the lab into the trauma bay where residents can learn in a realistic environment alongside nurses and allied health professionals. He also introduced direct observation shifts, which provides residents with detailed in-depth assessment, constructive criticism, and personalized coaching. He has a reputation for his strong clinical acumen, and his motivational and innovative approach to teaching.


Jim Christenson MD CFPC FRCPC
Professor and Head, Department of Emergency Medicine University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine
Executive Lead, BC Emergency Medicine Network Room 3300 3rd Floor, 910 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9
Phone:  604 875-4284,   Fax: 604 875-4872
email:   jim.christenson@ubc.ca