Reaching over 1200 people in the community and university, this newsletter promotes patient and community involvement in health professional education at UBC.
Health Mentors program begins 4th cohort
On September 29th nearly 250 students, mentors and faculty gathered at Creekside Community Centre for the start of the 4th cohort of the UBC Interprofessional Health Mentors program.
Over the next 16 months student teams will meet with a Health Mentor, who will share experiences with the health care system and what it means to live with a chronic condition.
Participating students are from: Audiology, Dentistry, Genetic Counselling, Kinesiology, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology.
The program is coordinated by the Division of Health Care Communication with funding from the College of Health Disciplines, Cedar Lodge Endowment Fund, and Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy.
The pilot, which ran from 2011-2014 was funded by the UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund.
2014 Allies in Health Fair October 29th
6th Annual Allies in Health Fair Wednesday, October 29th 2014 10:30am-3:00pm
West Atrium, UBC Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall
Allies in Health connects community-based organizations, patient support groups and individuals involved in these agencies with students and faculty at UBC. It is part of UBC’s Celebrate Learning Week.
The Fair will include displays and representatives from community organizations as well as interactive patient panels on different themes; each panel will last 45 minutes and consist of 3-4 patients talking about their experiences, followed by a question and answer period.
Students are asked to pre-register for the panels to ensure a place. Attendance at a Patient Panel is worth 30 exposure points in the IPE Passport.
Tim Lee, a UBC Health Mentor, passed away on August 26, 2014 at the age of 43 after a valiant struggle with progressive multiple sclerosis.
We are grateful for Tim's contributions to the Health Mentors program and Allies in Health Fair from 2012-14.
"Tim has graciously given us the opportunity to understand his life with MS. Through this experience we were able to learn the importance of interprofessional collaboration and the need to address a lack of resources available to people with such conditions. Tim will always be remembered." - Csilla, Dave, Steven and Yan (students in Tim's Health Mentor group).
Our sincerest condolences to Tim's family, friends and the students in his Health Mentor group.