Teaching Opportunities

Teaching our next generation of physicians remains a crucial component of the Faculty of Medicine’s Strategic Plan, Building the Future. Our teachers inspire our learners and are the role models for the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Becoming Clinical Faculty

Clinical faculty are teachers, both physicians and health professionals, who educate medical students and inspire them to stay and practice in BC. Clinical faculty teach students in all years of the program.

A UBC faculty appointment is a requirement for all teachers in the Undergraduate Medical Education Program.

Accreditation standards require all physicians who supervise UBC students to hold a UBC clinical faculty appointment (CFA). A CFA is also required to receive compensation for teaching UBC students.

Each Department has a Departmental Clinical Faculty Appointment and Promotion Committee which varies in composition according to Departmental needs.  For more information on clinical faculty appointments, visit the clinical faculty section on the Faculty of Medicine’s website or contact your department.

Teaching/Assessment Opportunities:

Teaching without Patient Care

The following types of teaching are primarily classroom based:

Teaching with Patient Care

The following types of teaching are undertaken in a clinical setting:

Assessment Opportunities

For additional information on any of these opportunities and how to get involved please contact us by email at md.undergraduate@ubc.ca.

Distributed Sites

More information about teaching at the distributed sites:


Clinical teaching in the MD Undergraduate Program is compensated according to the Faculty of Medicine Clinical Faculty Compensation Terms.

Faculty Development

The MD Undergraduate Program fully supports the ongoing development of its teachers. For more information on the faculty development opportunities that are available, please see the Faculty Development website and VFMP Faculty Development website.

Other Opportunities

Other opportunities to get involved outside of teaching in the MD curriculum:


Thank you cards from Class of 2023 and Class 0f 2024  (Academic Year 2020-2021)