The Development of Online Oncology Modules, an Oncology App and Virtual Patients to Support Interdisciplinary Oncology Education

Title The Development of Online Oncology Modules, an Oncology App and Virtual Patients to Support Interdisciplinary Oncology Education
Faculty/College/Unit Medicine
Status Active
Duration 3 Years
Initiation 04/01/2013
Year 1: Project Title The Development of Online Oncology Modules and Virtual Patients to Support Interdisciplinary Oncology Instruction
Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2013/2014
Year 1: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Paris-Ann Gfeller-Ingledew
Year 1: Funded Amount 8,792
Year 2: Project Year Year 2
Year 2: Funding Year 2014/2015
Year 2: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 2: Principal Investigator Paris-Ann Gfeller-Ingledew
year-2 funded-amount 6,507
Year 2: Project Title The Development of Online Oncology Modules, an Oncology App and Virtual Patients to Support Interdisciplinary Oncology Instruction
Year 3: Principal Investigator Paris-Ann Gfeller-Ingledew
Year 3: Funded Amount 7,704
Year 3: Project Year Year 3
Year 3: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 3: Funding Year 2016/2017
Year 3: Team Members

Dr. Geoff Blair, Clinical Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery / Director of Undergraduate Surgical Education, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Judy Wong, Associate Professor, Course Director Pharm 342 and Elective Pharmacotherapy for Oncology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr. Christine Simmons, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Oncology / Interim VFMP Clinical Skills Director and Dysplasia Theme Lead UBC Medicine, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Timothy Kong, 2nd yr medical student, Faculty of Medicine
Wynn Tran, 2nd yr medical student, Faculty of Medicine
Lisa Wang, 2nd yr medical student, Faculty of Medicine

Project Summary

There is an internationally recognized deficit in oncology education for medical students. Traditionally the oncology teaching at UBC has mirrored this international experience. Teaching has been fragmented and many graduating medical students lack oncology experiences. With the renewal of the UBC Medical Program, there have been unique opportunities to re-vision the teaching and delivery of oncology education. Capitalizing on the renewal opportunities, over the past seven years we have worked to develop novel online teaching resources to support oncology education for undergraduate medical students. The resultant project is a unique, robust peer-reviewed online learning resource that supports over a thousand learners each year at UBC. This project aims to continue and complete the development of the online resource and explore emerging opportunities to expand this resource to other UBC health disciplines allowing a variety of UBC learners to gain appreciation for the interdisciplinary and integrated nature of cancer care.