Issue No. 27 Community Voices in Health Professional Education at UBC

may 2016

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Voices Newsletter

Reaching over 1400 people in the community and university, this newsletter promotes patient and community involvement in health professional education at UBC.

2016 Cultural Camps
Apply Now!

Are you a UBC health professional student? Are you interested in learning about an Aboriginal community?

Opportunities are available this Summer for UBC students to attend camps organized by Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children & Family Services Society. You will have the chance learn about Aboriginal culture by spending time in the community, being with elders, and taking part in cultural events.

Space is limited. Apply now!

Natural Changes (females only) July 19-22
Warrior (males only) July 19-22
Caregiver camp (foster care families) July 13-15
Family Camp August 10-12
Youth Day Camps (1 day camps / no overnight) July 8, July 18 and 28

Fill out a registration form and email it to William Liem by June 3, 2016.

Patients & Family Members in Medical Education at the University of Ottawa

Researchers at the University of Ottawa are exploring new ways to involve pediatric patients and their families in the teaching and assessment of medical residents.

With the help of parents, Dr. Katherine Moreau and Kaylee Eady have developed a tool for parents of young children to assess the non-technical skills of medical residents.

The Parents’ Assessment of Residents Enacting Non-Technical Skills (PARENTS) tool has had good results in the pediatric emergency department. Now, the team is investigating how residents react to and use the feedback that they receive from it.

In a separate study, they are studying how teens with chronic health conditions want to be involved in physician education. Read more...

Patient Family Partners Needed!

Patient Family Partners who have been involved as an advisor or a member of a team determining research priorities are needed for a focus group. Read more...

All participants will be given a $20 gift card. If you are interested, please email Wilma Chang by May 31, 2016:

5th Annual Health Mentors Symposium

The 5th annual Health Mentors Symposium took place on Tuesday, April 26th at the West Atrium of the Life Sciences Centre. The event was attended by more than 50 community members and over 200 health care students and faculty.

Groups showcased their learning through a single, 140 character “tweet” which was illustrated by a visual display on poster boards. Tweets were shared via the PCPE twitter account

'Talk to Your Doc' program holds record number of workshops

The ‘Talk To Your Doc’ program is an outreach program by UBC medical students to help high school students develop an independent relationship with their doctor and take active role in managing their health care. The program has been running over 15 years, and this year, it was part of the new flexible and enhanced learning (FLEX) in the medical school curriculum.

Since January, medical students have run over 40 workshops across the province (Lower Mainland, Prince George, Vancouver Island, and Kelowna). Some students took the workshops to new communities including Abbotsford and Sooke. Since the program began in 1998, more than 350 workshops have been delivered to over 10,000 high school students acrosss British Columbia.

In Memoriam: Frank Froebel

Frank Froebel was a 61 year old brother, uncle, friend, bowler, mentor, activist, and actor when he passed away in the morning of April 19, 2016.

"Even though our time with Frank was short, he gave us a real glimpse into his life living with chronic disease and disability. Frank taught our group a lot about the importance of community, continuity of care and health advocacy. We will carry these lessons with us as we move forward in our lives and professional careers. He was a genuinely caring and very enthusiastic individual and will be missed." say his students, Talia, Kristin, Matt, and John.

We are grateful for Frank’s contributions to the UBC Health Mentors program from 2014-2016.

Brought to you by:

Patient & Community Partnership for Education
Office of the Vice-Provost Health
Woodward Instructional Resources Center
400 - 2194 Health Sciences Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada
Tel: (604) 822-8002