Coordinating Student Academic Advocacy in the UBC Medical Undergraduate Program

  • Eric Yang Zhao Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia
  • Kevin Nguyen Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia
  • Alvin Qiu Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia
  • Jesse Tinker Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia
  • Daphne Lu Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia
  • John Liu Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia

Abstract

The past two decades have seen rapid shifts in medical education practices. Within a learner-centred paradigm, medical students play an increasingly important role in educational policy and curriculum decisions. Prior to 2016, there was no centralized process for nominating students to serve on decision-making committees of the Faculty of Medicine. The Medical Education Committee (MEC) arose in response to the growing demand for a fair and accountable selection process, as well as ensuring that viewpoints presented to the Faculty are representative of student opinion. This commentary will discuss MEC’s formation, operations, and mission.

Published
2019-03-22
Section
Commentaries