Team-based primary care education clinic moving forward

UBC Health is facilitating the application of advances in collaborative health education and research to establish evidence for new approaches to health. In 2021, UBC Health worked with partners to develop a proposal for a team-based primary care education clinic on the Vancouver campus in the planned Gateway Health Building, which was approved for development in early 2022 as part of the UBC budget for 2022/23.

Expected to open in 2024, the team-based primary care teaching clinic aims to advance and accelerate the delivery of patient-centered, team-based interprofessional primary care through collaborative health education. The clinic will build capacity of health professional graduates and a future workforce prepared to work in team-based primary care that will ultimately enhance patient and caregiver experience and improve the health of people in British Columbia.

Through the clinic, students across health disciplines will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of team-based approaches to care, gain experience in interprofessional teamwork and collaboration in a primary care setting, and recognize the value of diverse perspectives and roles in the team. The clinic will enable students to be better equipped to carry the requisite knowledge, skills, and values into their future practice of collaborative, interprofessional, team-based patient care.

Strategic Objectives

This initiative advances the following UBC Health strategic objectives:

  • Evidence for new approaches: Help align university and sector activities to establish evidence for new approaches to health
  • Education ecosystem in team-based care: Support the establishment of a team-based clinic on campus and connect existing campus and other clinics as learner-informed models for team-based education
  • Public and patient engagement: Expand engagement to advance diverse community priorities, enhance learner experiences, and align research activities

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Posted October 24, 2022


  • Collaborative Health Education
  • Health Systems