Andrea Keesey is the Director of the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD). Andrea has been with the Division since 2011 and was formerly the Project Manager of the UBC Rural Continuing Professional Development (RCPD) Program, where she oversaw the development and implementation of a variety of education and research initiatives for physicians and other health care providers who live and work in rural and remote areas of British Columbia. She also managed other initiatives such as the Dementia Education Strategy for physicians and pharmacists, and an education program for physicians on Preventing and Managing Work Disability.
Andrea has experience in curriculum design and delivery, communications, knowledge translation, and project management in a health care context. She is particularly interested in team-based, customized learning, providing opportunities for self-assessment, feedback, and mentorship, linking CPD with clinical practice data and QI initiatives, and using technology to engage healthcare providers in lifelong learning. Andrea is a strong believer that CPD has the power to transform by stimulating individual growth and development, inspiring health care teams to be more effective, cultivating and enhancing communities of practice, and improving the overall quality and function of the health care system.
Prior to working at UBC CPD, Andrea was a Project Coordinator at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. She previously worked as a Communications Coordinator at the Royal Society of New Zealand in Wellington, where she was involved with a variety of education and outreach activities.
Andrea is originally from Saskatchewan and holds a BA in English from the University of Saskatchewan, as well as a Master of Arts Degree in English from Simon Fraser University.