Join the Program

Interested in teaching for UBC’s Family Practice Department?

Join the Program

Some of the many benefits of teaching as a physician include:

  • Learning alongside residents and staying up to date with current medical practices
  • Cultivating relationships that can lead to locums and new practice partners
  • Feeling the personal satisfaction of helping someone else develop into a competent and confident family doctor and ensuring that the medical profession is in good future hands
  • It’s a fun and healthy challenge

There are a number of roles physicians can play in supporting resident learning, including:

  • acting as a preceptor to directly supervise and assess resident’s clinical training
  • volunteering to assist with periodic training events such as practice SOOs, SAMPs, and OSCEs
  • performing site-level faculty roles in particular areas of interest (ie. curriculum, assessment/evaluation, scholarship, behavioural medicine, faculty development)
  • taking on program level leadership positions, such as Lead Faculty, Site Director, or Program Director

If you’d like more information about teaching for Family Practice, start by contacting the program­ at residency@familymed.ubc.ca