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.

Upcoming Programs

Some disabilities are invisible. In this workshop students from different health programs will learn about three diseases that are poorly understood –…

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The UBC Health Mentors Program begins with an orientation on October 4th 2021 and runs to May 2022.

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Latest News

New Research: Bringing Patients and Society Back into the Social Accountability of a Medical School
Sep 29, 2021

New Research: Bringing Patients and Society Back into the Social Accountability of a Medical School

Our team has been awarded a research and development grant from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada…

Annual Report: Patient & Community Partnership for Education (PCPE)
Jul 26, 2021

Annual Report: Patient & Community Partnership for Education (PCPE)

PCPE's annual report is now available. The report highlights PCPE’s work over the past academic year (July 2020 – June 2021) and includes summary reports…

Health Mentors Cohort 11: New Mentors Apply Now!
Jul 9, 2021

Health Mentors Cohort 11: New Mentors Apply Now!

Do you have a chronic condition or disability or care for someone who does?The UBC Health Mentors Program needs volunteers…

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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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