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Health Mentors Student Spotlight: Leanna Ng
At the time Leanna Ng joined the Health Mentors program in her last year of nursing school, she didn't know how much it would help her career.
"When I was applying for jobs, I received positive feedback for being a part of the Health Mentors Program from potential employers." says Leanna, now a full time nurse.
According to Leanna, employers want people who can work well in health care teams. The Health Mentors Program is seen favourably because employers recognize that the best patient care requires team work that cuts across health care disciplines.
Since most health care training takes place in professional silos, opportunities like the Health Mentors program could give students an edge when applying for jobs after graduation.
Angela hosted a lunch time round-table discussion on the topic, and we presented a poster of the findings of our study on the sustainability of patients-as-educator initiatives. There was great interest in the Health Mentors program from colleagues in Ohio and Philadelphia, so who knows where we might go next.
'Talk to Your Doc' Trains 44 New Facilitators
This month, 44 first year medical students were trained as new facilitators for 'Talk to Your Doc' - an outreach program that helps high school students ease the anxiety about accessing health care. The medical students are from all four sites of the UBC Undergraduate Medical Program.
Three returning second year students, Alexa Mordhorst, Jessica Cathcart and Derin Karacabeyli, shared tips and tricks from their experiences of delivering Talk to Your Doc workshops last year.
With a total of 51 medical students now set to deliver Talk to Your Doc workshops across the province, we look forward to offering workshops for high school students in Prince George, Kelowna, Victoria and Vancouver in the New Year.
Where's the Patient's Voice One Year Anniversary!
November marks one year since delegates from around the world gathered in Vancouver to share innovations that embed the patient's voice in health professional education.
In the year since the conference there have been many promising developments: