Call For Virtual Preceptors for Undergraduate Medical Students

 

**Sent on behalf of Dr. Kathryn Fung, Program Director, Undergraduate Psychiatry Medical Education**

 

Dear Faculty,

In large part due to the pandemic, our undergraduate medical education program (UGE) has encountered situations in which we are in need of preceptors willing and able to supervise Year 3 or Year 4 undergraduate medical students virtually for a clinical experience or a short research project/activity. Most of these students may be in isolation or awaiting test results and thus not able to participate in person until cleared.

If you are a faculty member (an MD with a clinical faculty appointment, or academic GFT faculty) working anywhere in BC and are interested in supervising a student virtually on an as-needed basis, we invite you to add your name to our “Virtual Preceptor Database” by completing an online sign-up form (link below).

As situations will arise on short-notice, we will contact you by phone and email so you can accept or decline at that time. We are also able to speak to you prior to taking on a student if you have any questions.

Helpful Information

  • Sessions must be virtual.
  • We are not recruiting preceptors for regular ongoing schedules, but on an as-needed
  • Your commitment of time is up to you – you let us know your availability through the online form.
  • For virtual clinical care sessions:
    • You will supervise one or two (your choice) undergraduate medical students per session based on your availability.
    • A session is a block of time (morning or afternoon); a full day comprises two sessions (morning session and afternoon session).
    • Eligible faculty will be paid a rate of $91.80/session for one student, and $112.21/session for two or more students (Teaching with Patient Care rates) through the Teaching and Tracking Payment System (TTPS).
  • For supervision of a 2-week research project/activity, eligible faculty will be paid a rate of $275.40 (3 units) for the 2-week period (Teaching without Patient Care, research elective rate) through TTPS.

Database sign-up form: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2t2rNG1nFfTtIwK

Please email uge.assistant@ubc.ca if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Kathryn Fung, MD FRCPC
UBC Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine
Program Director, Undergraduate Psychiatry Education