This educational initiative brings together groups of four students from occupational therapy and other disciplines to learn, from and with a health mentor.
Health mentors can be adult patients/clients with a chronic condition / disability or health mentors can be caregivers who provide long-term care to a loved one with a chronic condition / disability. Mentors are ‘experts’ in their life and will help students to learn how health care providers can support people with chronic conditions / their caregivers. Mentors will teach students about their experiences of living / caring for someone with a chronic illness/ disability, their experiences with the health care system, and their interactions with health care professionals.
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Applications are received until July 31st for a September orientation. For more information and to apply, visit UBC’s site.