Coordinating Student Academic Advocacy in the UBC Medical Undergraduate Program
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.