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

Save the Date: 3rd International Conference Where's the Patient's Voice in Health Professional Education? Nov 12-15, 2025
May 30, 2024

Save the Date: 3rd International Conference Where's the Patient's Voice in Health Professional Education? Nov 12-15, 2025

It's been 20 years since the 1st conference in 2005 started an international and interdisciplinary movement to embed the patient's…

New Publication: Guiding Principles for Patient and Public Engagement
May 30, 2024

New Publication: Guiding Principles for Patient and Public Engagement

We recently published a set of guiding principles for patient engagement in health professional education. The principles were co-created with…

Conference: International Congress on Academic Medicine
May 30, 2024

Conference: International Congress on Academic Medicine

In April, we gave several presentations and workshops at the International Congress on Academic Medicine in Vancouver. The conference brought…

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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 29…

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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 Research & Development

A report of our latest research and development projects on social accountability in medical education, ableism in health…

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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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