Indigenous Stream – Clinical Educator Fellowship Program


We are excited to announce a call for applicants to UBC’s Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES) Clinical Educator Fellowship – Indigenous Stream. This fellowship stream is for any Indigenous physician and Indigenous ally physician interested in developing knowledge and skills as a Clinical Educator. To learn more about this Indigenous stream attend our Virtual Open House 5-7pm on August 2, 2023. Register here.

About the Fellowship

  • Are you frequently asked to take on educational development or leadership programs and wish you had a deeper understanding of Health Professions Education? 
  • CHES has an established, learner-centred Clinical Educator Fellowship program. The Clinical Educator Fellowship – Indigenous stream is specifically seeking Indigenous applicants to participate in a two-year, full-time, funded position (or four years part-time).
  • At this time the fellowship has funding available for physicians only, due to budgetary and funding restrictions. If you are a prospective health professions fellow, we encourage you to apply and will work with you and your home department to see if funding may be available.

Shaping Education

  • Fellows within the Indigenous stream, with the support of an advisory group, will help create a vision of an Indigenous approach to educational leadership.
  • As with all of our Fellows, the Indigenous Stream includes commitments to engage in educational activities, educational leadership and participation in academic half day. 
  • Fellows will undertake a relevant advanced education degree that supports their development as an educator.

Building Partnerships

  • We will work with the fellows to build supportive relationships with Indigenous Educators and Knowledge Keepers in Community.
  • We will seek relevant educational opportunities for the fellows within their partnered Community.
  • We are committed to co-constructing important aspects of the fellowship that Indigenous Fellows will engage with and we are seeking to create a space that is welcoming and generative for Indigenous physicians that supports both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Fellows’ development as a Clinical Educator.
  • We aim to have Indigenous assessors and interviewers involved in the application process for all our fellowship applicants this year, for both the Indigenous and non-Indigenous streams.
  • As a Centre we strive to incorporate diverse perspectives into our current educational and practice settings so that we can help address many of the current challenges in healthcare.


To be considered for the Fellowship Program, you must fulfil the following requirements:

  1. Completion of a university degree in a health profession.
  2. Enrolment in or completion of an advanced degree, typically at the master’s level in education or a related discipline. Enrolment in the MHPE-Canada program is encouraged.
  3. Be either an active Health Professional or Health Professional in training.
  4. Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or WHO refugee. Visa trainees, whether in residency programs or fellowships, are not eligible.
  5. Medical residents submitting an application must be currently enrolled in a UBC training program. Residents in programs with a year of research (typically PGY3-5 Royal College Training Programs) or enhanced skills programs (PGY3 Family Medicine) may apply to enter the fellowship during their residency program.

Other Health Professions Fellows:
Eligibility is as above, excluding point (5).

To Apply

MD applicants must submit the following:

  1. An updated CV.
  2. A cover letter which includes a description of relevant previous experience, areas of interest, how the fellowship will foster your future career goals and whether you would like to be a full time or part time fellow. Please also indicate if you are applying to the Indigenous stream of the Fellowship.
  3. A copy of your CPSBC license.
  4. The names of two referees who are to forward letters of reference.

Other Health Profession Fellows:
Please contact the Educational Program Assistant ( and we will work with your home department to explore methods of funding support for a fellowship position. This must be done prior to applying.

If you are interested in learning more about the Indigenous Fellowship Stream, or would like to share the information with individuals or departments who may have potential applicants, we invite you to register for one of our Open Houses taking place in November. You can connect with the Fellowship Director, Dr. Rose Hatala at

Application Deadline

The deadline for 2024 applications is Friday December 13 2024.
Please submit your application to, with the subject line: CHES Fellowship Application.

On receiving your application, we will email you to confirm it has been received and to inform you of next steps. If you do not hear back from us by January 5, please do get in touch with us, emailing both and A selection committee will shortlist and interview eligible candidates, with the final selection to be made in February.

If you have any queries regarding the Program, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us: