Maria Hubinette, MD, CCFP, MMED


Dr. Maria Hubinette is a family physician with special interest in youth and women’s health. In addition to her clinical work, Maria maintains several education leadership roles in both the undergraduate and postgraduate programs and participates in education research and other forms of education scholarship.

Outside of the office, Maria enjoys cruising the coastal waters of BC aboard her sailboat, Dengue (yes, as in the fever) and spending time with friends and family.

Research Interests

  • health advocacy
  • social accountability
  • professional identity development
  • learning that promotes inquiry, reflection and integration

Current Academic Activities

  • Family Medicine Undergraduate Programs Director
  • Lead Faculty, Curriculum, Family Medicine Postgraduate Program
  • Lead Faculty, Portfolio, MDUP
  • Theme Lead, Health Advocacy and Social Determinants of Health, MDUP
  • Canadian Medical Education Journal, Associate Editor
  • Mentorship and supervision of education scholarship projects for medical undergraduate students and family medicine residents

Recent Presentations

Kahlke, R., Hubinette, M. & Scott, I. (2017). Workshop Accepted: Teaching, learning, and assessing health advocacy. The Canadian Conference on Medical Education. Winnipeg, MB.

Jarvis Selinger, S. & Hubinette, M. (2016). Innovation Poster: The Matrix: Moving from Principles to Pragmatics in Renewing Undergraduate Medical Curricula. AAMC Annual Meeting – Learn Serve Lead. Seattle, WA.

Hubinette, M. & Sherbino, J. (2016). Invited Workshop for Educators: Health Advocacy: What is it really? And how can I ever teach and assess it? International Conference on Residency Education, Niagara Falls, ON.

Recent Publications

Hubinette, M., Dobson, S., Scott, I. & Sherbino, J. Health advocacy: AMEE Guide No. 114. Medical Teacher. In press.

Hubinette, M., Dobson, S., Scott, I. & Sherbino, J. Health advocacy. Medical Teacher, 2016.

Hubinette, M. M., Regehr, G., & Cristancho, S. Lessons From Rocket Science : Reframing the Concept of the Physician Health Advocate. Academic Medicine. 2016; 91(10), 1–4.

Hubinette, M., Dobson, S., Regehr, G. Not Just ‘For’ but ‘With’: Health Advocacy as a Partnership Process. Medical Education. 2015; 49(8), 796-804. doi:10.1111/medu.12755.

Dobson, S., Voyer, S., Hubinette, M., Regehr, G. From the clinic to the community: The activities and abilities of effective health advocates. Academic Medicine. 2015; 90(2): 214-20.

Hubinette, M., Dobson, S., Towle, A., Whitehead, C. Shifts in the Interpretation of Health Advocacy: A Textual Analysis. Medical Education. 2014; 48: 1235-43.

Hubinette, M., Dobson, S., Voyer, S., Regehr, G. ‘We’ not ‘I’: Health Advocacy is a Team Sport. Medical Education. 2014; 48: 895901.

Hubinette, M., Ajjawi, R., Dharamsi, S. Family physician preceptors’ conceptualizations of health advocacy: Implications for medical education. Academic Medicine. 2014; 89(11): 15021509.

Recent Grants

  • Distributed Medical Education Research Grant, UBC Faculty of Medicine (2016 – 2017). $ 10,000
  • CanMEDS Research Development Grant, Royal College/ Associated Medical Services (AMS) (2016 – 2018). $ 24,700
  • Postgraduate Medical Education Fund, UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (2015 – 2016). $28, 561
  • Westcoast Interprofessional Clinical Knowledge Evidence Disseminator (“WICKED”): Part 2 Evaluation UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (2015-2016). $29,500