In her role as Regional Faculty Development Director, Dr. Veerapen is responsible for planning, supporting, developing, implementing and evaluating educational activities to meet the needs of members of the teaching faculty. Through these activities she will promote a culture of teaching and learning amongst the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching faculty on Vancouver Island region.
Dr. Kiran Veerapen completed medical training in Rheumatology in the United Kingdom and practiced as a Rheumatologist in Malaysia from 1986-2004. Prior to her appointment as Regional Faculty Development Director, Dr. Veerapen had been involved with the Island Medical Program for several years as part of the IMP Faculty Development team and as a facilitator for both PBL and DPAS courses. She has a long-standing interest in medical education and in 2008 completed a Masters in Medical Education degree through the University of Dundee, Scotland. In June 2012, Dr. Veerapen was awarded a PhD from the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program at the University of Victoria. Her doctoral thesis is entitled “The impact of uni-professional medical and nursing education on the ability to work collaboratively”.