Reaching over 1200 people in the community and university, this newsletter promotes patient and community involvement in health professional education at UBC.
Call for Nominations
Do you know a patient / community member who has made a difference to student learning at UBC?
Named after long-time community educator, R. Paul Kerston, this award was established in 2014 to honour outstanding patients / community educators who have expanded student learning beyond traditional professional boundaries. Read more...
View eligibility criteria here.
For a nomination form click here.
Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org Nomination deadline: March 31, 2015
Patient & Community Voices
Workshops are led by patients/clients and caregivers who share their unique experiences and expertise.
ENCORE: Living & Communicating with Aphasia
Date: March 5th 2015
Location: UBC REGISTRATION FULL
Personal Experiences of Epilepsy
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: March 12th 2015
Location: Raven Song Community Centre WAITLIST
Stereotypes, Truth & Moving towards Reconciliation: What health professional students need to know about First Nations history
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Date: March 18th 2015
Location: Nanaimo & Broadway, Vancouver BC REGISTER NOW
How To Work With Interpreters
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Date: March 26th 2015
Location: VGH area Registration opens March 11th
All workshops qualify for 40 exposure points in the IPE Passport.
Medical students make a case for patient educators
In a recent paper published in the Health Professional Student Journal, UBC medical students Melissa Ng and Jenny Chu make a strong case for patient involvement in health professional education.
The pair spent the summer as interns with the UBC Division of Health Care Communication adapting patient-led educational activities for the new MD undergraduate curriculum. The paper highlights how changes in education are making way for students to choose to have patients as educators in their training.
The work was funded by the UBC Faculty of Medicine Summer Student Internship Program.
UBC’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is looking to place 1st year pharmacy students in community organizations to work on projects that address a true community need. Attend an information session to learn more. Read more...
March 25th, 3:30 - 5:30pm
Trout Lake Community Centre
Wine & snacks provided