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

Call for Nominations: 2021 Kerston Community Educator Award
Nov 29, 2021

Call for Nominations: 2021 Kerston Community Educator Award

UBC Health invites nominations for the 2021 Kerston Community Educator Award for patient/community educators who have expanded student learning beyond traditional…

New Publication: Patient Partners in Continuing Medical Education
Nov 29, 2021

New Publication: Patient Partners in Continuing Medical Education

We partnered on a new paper published in the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions about involving patients in the…

Patient & Community Voices: Impacts of Poorly Understood Chronic Conditions
Nov 29, 2021

Patient & Community Voices: Impacts of Poorly Understood Chronic Conditions

On November 23 we held our second Patient & Community Voices workshop in the 2021-22 series. Unmet Health Care Needs:…

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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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