Learning Environment Modules

Resources for discussions and reflections on learning environment topics

Creating a learning and working environment that is respectful, inclusive, and diverse is a priority for the Faculty of Medicine as outlined in the Culture Transformation plan. Though most learning environments at UBC are viewed very positively by residents and faculty, from time-to-time challenges or negative experiences can occur.

Faculty and residents now have access to resources for discussion as well as improvement in our efforts to realize an optimal learning environment for all. The resources address learning environment related topics by describing a scenario to explore and providing questions to facilitate conversations.

These resources are for both faculty and residents and can be used in three ways:

  • Self study – Do the module independently.
  • Blended – Do the module independently and meet as a group to discuss.
  • Group – Do the content as a group using PowerPoint.

If you would like to facilitate a workshop or lead a discussion on one of the topics, please email fac.dev@ubc.ca to receive the Blended Discussion Primer or PowerPoint slide deck.

Learning Modules

Topic 1: Gender Bias in the Learning EnvironmentTopic 2: Residents & Nurses: Communication and CollaborationTopic 3: From Learner to Practitioner: Managing the Transition and Thriving in Residency and Beyond
This module provides guidance for faculty, learners and staff on how to address actions that prevent learning environments from being an inclusive and equitable space.
Click to begin: Gender Bias in the Learning Environment
This module aims to encourage effective interprofessional communication and collaboration between nurses and residents through asking questions, seeking clarification, and respecting expertise.
Click to begin: Residents & Nurses: Communication and Collaboration
This module aims to help you manage your transition from learner to practitioner, and features narrative stories from residents and practicing physicians.
Click to begin: From Learner to Practitioner: Managing the Transition and Thriving in Residency and Beyond

If you have a suggestion for another topic, please reach out to the Office of Faculty Development at fac.dev@ubc.ca.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are these resources for?

  • The resources are for faculty and residents in the PGME learning environment.

What if I am unsure about how to facilitate a discussion?

  • Reach out to fac.dev@ubc.ca for support with facilitating a discussion using the resources.

Will I get CPD credits for completing the modules?

  • You can receive CPD credits for attending a facilitated version of the modules. Please notify fac.dev@ubc.ca if you have attended or will be facilitating a session.

More information

The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians.  This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and has been approved by UBC CPD for up to 1.5 MOC Section 1 Group Learning credits. This program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 1.5 Mainpro+ Group Learning credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity.

The modules are not accredited for self-study and completion certificates will not be provided.

Can I do this module on my own instead of as a group?

  • Yes, faculty and residents are welcome to go through the resource as a self-study, though we strongly encourage group discussions for meaningful change.

How were these topics identified?

  • The topics were identified through a survey of residents on the learning environment at UBC.

What other topics are coming?

  • If you have a suggestion for another topic, please reach out to the Office of Faculty Develpment at fac.dev@ubc.ca.