A Bumper Crop of Graduates!

This quarter we had a bumper crop of graduates from our Clinical Educator Fellowship and MHPE-Canada Programs.

At the end of June, we were excited to celebrate our latest group of graduates as we bid a fond farewell (but not goodbye) to Heather Buckley, Tristen Gilchrist, Katie Ng, Farhana Shariff and Jennifer Tam! This brings the total number of CEF graduates to over 25. The Clinical Educator Fellowship Program is designed for individuals who are interested in developing an academic career as a Clinical Educator, have a desire to engage in and disseminate educational scholarship, and wish to engage in educational leadership. We are incredibly proud to share that alumni of the Clinical Educator Fellowship Program are not only contributing to the better training of health care professionals, but progressing rapidly into educational leadership positions here at UBC and beyond. Get more information about the CEF Program and see our current fellows and alumni.

CHES is also a host site for the Master of Health Professions Education from the School of Health Professions Education at Maastricht University, with successful applicants receiving thesis supervision and mentorship from CHES faculty. We are pleased to announce that this quarter we had a record breaking five students present their capstone thesis talk to complete the Master’s of Health Professions Education degree. Congratulations to Jonathan Misskey, Julianna Caon, Samantha Stasiuk, Farhana Shariff and Jennifer Tam for completing this capstone requirement of the degree. Additionally, we are excited to announce that both Heather Buckley and Nawaaz Nathoo will be presenting their theses at the end of August! To learn more about the MHPE-Canada program please click here.

To help us celebrate the success of our recent graduates, please join us for a reception on Wednesday, September 18 from 11:00am to noon at UBC Vancouver – Life Sciences Centre, room 1312 CMR. Please note the reception will be held prior to the inaugural Joanna Bates Lectureship: Special Edition of CHES Research Rounds

Looking ahead, we are happy to announce the incoming cohort for the Clinical Educator Fellowship Program! For the 2019/20 academic year, we welcome Andrea Larson (Family Practice, Prince George), James Powell (Emergency Medicine, Kelowna), and Indeep Sekhon (Respiratory Medicine, Vancouver) to our CHES community. Andrea, Jamie and Indy are joined in the MHPE-Canada program by Kayla Nelson (Obstetrics and Gynecology, Calgary) and Dana Thomsen (Family Practice, Prince George). This means that our active cohort of Clinical Educator Fellows and MHPE-Canada students are located at all four of our distributed sites as well as participants from Yellowknife, Campbell River and Calgary. We look forward to sharing their successes with you in future tweets and Quarterly’s.