Practice Education Team Award

The Practice Education Team Award honours a healthcare team that provides outstanding interprofessional collaborative patient-centred education* in the practice setting for UBC pre-entry to practice level students. 

The award is valued at $1,000 and will be presented to a healthcare team in a practice setting.

*Interprofessional collaborative patient-centred education promotes the active participation of each healthcare discipline in patient care and fosters respect for disciplinary contributions made by all professions. It enhances patient- and family-centred goals and values and provides mechanisms for continuous communication and collaborative decision-making among caregivers and their families.

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Eligibility Criteria
  1. The nominee must be an established team of health professionals and/or educators (preceptors) from any environment that educates UBC students.
  2. The nominated team must be comprised of three or more health disciplines/professions.
  3. The nominated team is recognized by others for its ability to role model and teach interprofessional competencies to UBC students at the pre-entry to practice level.
  4. The activities forming the basis for the nomination must demonstrate ongoing interprofessional clinical education opportunities that implement collaborative practice** and/or teaching strategies that involve UBC students.

**Collaborative practice is the process of developing and maintaining effective interprofessional working relationships with students, practitioners, patients, and families to enable optimal health outcomes. The elements of collaboration are respect, trust, shared decision-making, and partnerships.

Nomination Process

The UBC Health Practice Education Network (PEN) is composed of UBC faculty, administrators, and staff from across the health disciplines at UBC who support practice education. PEN provides a venue to recognize excellence in practice education and collaborative practice. 

Members of PEN and others are invited to nominate a team that provides exemplary interdisciplinary learning to students while on placement. To make a nomination, complete the online nomination form and include nomination letters from one health professional or educator and one UBC health program student who has been positively impacted by the nominated team.

Nomination letters should describe the nominated team’s contributions towards interprofessional collaborative patient-centred education in the practice setting and must include specific examples of how the team meets the eligibility criteria.

Selection Process

The award recipient will be selected by the UBC Health Awards Committee, which is composed of UBC faculty members, students, and public members from the health community.

By accepting the award, the recipient consents to having their names and photos published in UBC Health communications.


If you have any questions, please contact Susana Leon, Administrator, UBC Health at

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