Announcement: Dr. Ian Hons appointed as Regional Academic Director for Oxford

Dr. George Kim, Assistant Dean, Rural & Regional Community Engagement at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, is pleased to welcome Dr. Ian Hons as the newest Regional Academic Director (RAD) supporting Distributed Education in Oxford.

Dr. Hons completed his MD/PhD at the University of Calgary then went on to finish his training in Family Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University. In 2016, he joined the Hospitalist department at the Woodstock General Hospital and currently acts as the Program Director.  His other roles include General Practice Oncologist and Emergency Medicine. His research interests have ranged from neurotransmission in the gut to the analysis of primary care management of multi-morbid patients.  

Now, as the newest Regional Academic Director (RAD) as part of Schulich Medicine’s Distributed Education program, Dr. Hons will help guide the medical education program in Oxford.

In this role, he will be responsible for promoting and fostering the perspective of rural and regional health care in the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculums, while liaising with rural and regional faculty members in the school’s education and continuing professional development programs.

The RAD positions are part of a new structure at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry supporting the achievement of the goals mapped out through the School’s Distributed Education Strategic Plan.

The RADs provide leadership in all educational programs and processes across the medical education spectrum in officially designated Distributed Education academies. They work collaboratively with the undergraduate and postgraduate education programs, and Continuing Professional Development. There are a total of six academies across the Southwest region.

“I am very excited to have Ian join our team with the Office of Distributed Education,” said Dr. Kim. “He has come highly recommended and will help us continue our relationship with the community of Woodstock and the Oxford Academy in the coming years. It is an exciting time for us as we work with an engaged partner to build upon the great many relationships we have and look to building new relationships with others.”