Developing an education module of integrative breast pathology for UBC medical students

Title Developing an education module of integrative breast pathology for UBC medical students
Faculty/College/Unit Medicine
Status Completed
Duration 1 Year
Initiation 04/01/2015
Completion 10/31/2016
Project Summary

Breast cancer diagnosis involves multidisciplinary knowledge and skills. Integrative approach of breast pathology, such as the diagnostic correlation of pathology and radiology, reflects a “real-world” clinical experience and an effective learning strategy. To promote integrative learning, we propose to develop an educational module of integrative breast pathology (IBP) in the UBC medical program. The IBP features both vertical and horizontal integration and aims to enhance students' learning of breast cancer diagnosis. Both subject matter experts and medical students will work together through the entire development process to ensure learners' perceptions are included. The success of the IBP module will be determined by the students’ ability to interpret diagnostic correlations and the utility of molecular markers for treatment management.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2015/2016
Year 1: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Diana Ionescu
Year 1: Funded Amount 38,560
Year 1: Team Members

Gregory Naus MD, Clinical Professor of Pathology, UBC, Senior Consultant Pathologist BCCA, Master Educator and recipient of Sheldon Adler Award for Innovation in Medical Education, University of Pittsburgh
Malcolm Hayes MD, Clinical Professor of Pathology, UBC, Senior Consultant Pathologist, BCCA
Christine Wilson MD, Clinical Associate Professor, UBC, Medical Director of the BC Cancer Agency’s Screening Mammography Program
Robert Olson MD, Regional Director of Faculty Development, Northern Medical Program, Research and Clinical Trials Lead, Radiation Oncologist, BCCA – Centre for the North
Kuo-Hsing Kuo MD, Associate Professor, Faculty Director, Anatomy, Histology and Neuroanatomy, Northern Medical Program

Project Report Final-Report-2015-TLEF-SP-Ionescu-WEB.pdf