Early Interprofessional Collaboration Through Student-Run Clinics

  • Diana Kim University of British Columbia
  • Newvick Lee University of British Columbia


The current BC primary care system is challenged with an increasing number of patients with chronic and complex comorbidities. Interprofessional collaborative care has demonstrated positive outcomes for patients, providers and the system. However, interprofessional education for UBC health science students is still at its infancy. Student-driven community service learning projects and student-run clinics are able to offer a solution in enhancing the educational opportunities for UBC students. Although there are recognized challenges, these student initiatives may offer an engaging learning opportunity if UBC, educators and student leaders can collaborative effectively.

Author Biographies

Diana Kim, University of British Columbia

Medical Student, UBC VFMP Class of 2017

Newvick Lee, University of British Columbia
BSc Pharmacy Student, Class of 2016