Issue No. 29 Community Voices in Health Professional Education at UBC

july 2016

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

Judges Needed for 2016 Health Care Team Challenge

Two patients/community members are needed to help judge the 2016 Health Care Team Challenge on October 17th from 5-7PM.

The Health Care Team Challenge allows teams of students to work through a clinical case study. Two cases will be featured this year. The first case involves a pregnant Aboriginal patient and her newborn son. The second case involves a male patient injured in a ski accident, following his care from the emergency room to rehabilitation.

The panel of judges for each Health Care Team Challenge case will include 1 faculty member, 1 patient and/or community member and 1 clinical education adjudicate. Judges will be asked to provide the student teams with feedback during an activity debrief. Prior experience with Aboriginal communities and facilitation skills are assets. Read more...

5 More Patients Needed to Help PT Students Learn Patient Interviewing

The UBC Physical Therapy program needs people with musculoskeletal issues, chronic neurological or chronic respiratory conditions to help students learn patient interviewing.

Five more volunteers are needed for 3 hours on October 14, 2016. Prior experience with physical therapists is preferred. Read more...

Patient & Community Voices Workshops reach 150+

This year the Patient & Community Partnerships for Education office with the help of more than 30 patients and community members ran 7 workshops for over 150 health sciences students.

Workshop topics included, How to Work with Interpreters, Living and Communicating with Aphasia, What Health Professional Students Need to Know about First Nations History and Learning from Persons Living with HIV.

A new style of workshop, entitled, Learning from People with Multiple Sclerosis and Blood Cancers was developed for the series. The workshop was modeled after the patient panel format of the Allies in Health: Patient and Community Fair and was created to help students learn about the experience of chronic disease from the perspectives of multiple patient groups.

Thank you to the community educators who volunteered their time and shared their expertise with future health professionals! Watch for more workshops coming this Fall!

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2016 Cultural Camps Underway!

The 2016 Community as Teacher Cultural Camps are underway! UBC students are spending time with the Stó:lō youth and Elders to learn about their culture, beliefs, and way of life in order to become better health care professionals.
"This camp has given me a great opportunity to interact with Aboriginal individuals and communities as well as foster families. I appreciated and feel privileged to have met the people in the camp and learn about Aboriginal perspectives, worldviews, cultures, and traditions." said one student. 

Over 160 UBC students have taken part since the program began in 2006. Student learning outcomes have been published and now researchers have set out to study the long-term impact of this unique community-university partnership with parents of children at the camps. Stay tuned!
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