A meeting of experts

Patient and Community Teachers at the Centre of Health Professional Education

Patients' Voices

Patients' Voices


Giving patient voices a place in health professional education.

Building Connections

Building Connections


Connecting faculty with opportunities to engage students in patient centered learning.

Understanding Patients

Understanding Patients


Helping healthcare students understand patient experiences.

Latest News

Last Call: 2022 Kerston Community Educator Award  November 10th!
Nov 2, 2022

Last Call: 2022 Kerston Community Educator Award  November 10th!

Get your nominations in! UBC Health invites nominations for the 2022 Kerston Community Educator Award for patient/community educators who have expanded student learning beyond…

The Good Doctor: Patient partner helps new medical students explore what it means to be a good doctor
Oct 5, 2022

The Good Doctor: Patient partner helps new medical students explore what it means to be a good doctor

On August 23rd, Carolyn Canfield, an independent citizen-patient, led a session with Dr. Cheryl Holmes for UBC's incoming medical class of 2026.…

Patient & Community Voices at IACFS/ME's 15th Medical and Scientific Conference
Sep 7, 2022

Patient & Community Voices at IACFS/ME's 15th Medical and Scientific Conference

On July 30th, Cathy Kline and Gloria Gray presented at the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (IACFS/ME) virtual…

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Reports & Publications

Program Report The Living Library

A growing collection of videos featuring the stories and experiences of real patients and caregivers. There are 18…

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Program Report Supporting Learning from Patients

A hub for bringing diverse patient and community perspectives into teaching and learning at UBC is a key…

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Program Report Health Mentors Program

Patients or their caregivers mentor teams students about their lived experience of chronic illness and the health system.

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Program Report Patient & Community Voices

Since 2008, Patient & Community Voices Workshops have been delivered in collaboration with our community partners.

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Program Report Community as Teacher

Cultural immersion for health professional students allows the Aboriginal community to become their teacher.

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Ways to Get Involved

Whether you are a UBC health and human services student, a faculty member, a patient, or a community member - there are many ways for you to become involved.

*The term patient is overarching and is inclusive of individuals with personal experience of a health issue and informal caregivers, including family and friends.

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