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The Southern Medical Program requires physicians, allied health professionals, and staff to support program delivery across our distributed education sites. Learn more about the various ways you can support medical education in the BC Interior.

Faculty Leadership & Staff

Faculty leadership postings are administered by the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Visit Faculty of Medicine careers for more information. Staff postings are administered by UBC. Visit UBC careers for more information.

Current Postings

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (Review of applications begin February 15, 2021

Clinical Faculty

The Southern Medical Program is actively recruiting clinical faculty to teach and mentor students, help with admissions interviews, and support case-based learning.

Accreditation standards require all physicians supervising UBC students to hold a UBC Clinical Faculty Appointment (CFA). A CFA is also necessary to receive compensation for teaching students.

The following is an overview of the key recruitment areas for clinical faculty:

Year 1 & 2

  • Clinical Skills  – teach a small group of students with volunteer patients at the Clinical Academic Campus.
  • Family Practice – teach students in your practice for one half-day per week.
  • Case-Based Learning – tutor a small group of students learning clinical cases. Sessions are two (Year 2) or three (Year 1) times per week in four- or five-week blocks.

For more information, contact

Year 3

  • Clerkship – teach students in hospitals and clinics in Kelowna, Kamloops, Vernon, and Trail.
  • Rural Family Practice – teach and help expose students to rural family medicine for a four week rotation.

For more information, contact

Year 4

  • Electives – teach students in hospitals, clinic, and family practice clinics throughout the BC Interior for a two to four week rotation.

For more information, contact

Flexible and EnhanceD Learning (FLEX)

  • Activity Supervisor – work with students to develop activities that foster innovation, creativity, critical thought, and community engagement.
  • Advisor – guide a small group of students (Years 1, 2, and 4) as they pursue activities that explore their individual learning interests.

For more information, contact (Years 1 and 2) or (Year 4).


  • Portfolio Coach – support a small group of students develop transferable competencies in critical reflection and the self-regulation of learning.

For more information, contact

Program Support

  • Admissions – help select new students as part of the MD Admissions interview process held in Vancouver each February.

For more information, contact

  • Examinations – help support OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations) for students from all four years.

For more information, contact

  • Mentorship – support students through informal discussions about their progress, challenges and well-being. Mentoring is a non-teaching voluntary activity.

For more information, contact


Each Department has a Departmental Clinical Faculty Appointment and Promotion Committee (DCFAPC) which varies in composition according to Departmental needs.Its role is to deliberate and make recommendations on the appointment, reappointment and promotion of Clinical Faculty. The timing and frequency of DCFAPC meetings varies from Department to Department and in some Departments occurs only once a year. However, once your Clinical Faculty Appointment application has been submitted, your appointment is considered In Process which means you may be a preceptor for UBC students and may be remunerated for the teaching that you provide.

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As a clinical faculty member, you may be eligible for compensation. Teaching activities are compensated in accordance with the Faculty of Medicine Policy on CFAs.

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Clinical faculty are eligible to for discounts on computer software and departmental purchases, travel (air tickets, car rentals, hotel rates, YVR airport parking) and UBC attractions (i.e. Botanical Gardens; Museum of Anthropology). Additionally, you can apply for a UBC library card and facilitate web access.

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Apply For Clinical Faculty Appointment

To apply for a Clinical Faculty Appointment or obtain more information, contact Donna Russo, Faculty Coordinator at or 250.807.9189.