Updates relevant to ALL classes

General (Updated on May 5, 2021)

Shadowing/ Non-Credit Clinical Activities:

Shadowing in Years 1 & 2, and Non-Credit Clinical Activities in year 3 & 4 are currently on hold due to the severe situation many hospital and preceptors are facing around the province due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

This situation has recently been reviewed and we will continue to review it as the circumstances around the Pandemic change.  We next plan to review the possibility re-establishing of Shadowing and Non-Credit Clinical Activities in August 2021.

Students should not engage in self-funded liability insurance for Shadowing or Non-Credit Clinical Activities during their summer vacation as this goes against current UBC policy.  For further clarification, please refer to Policy 028 or contact your Assistant Dean Student Affairs or Assistant Dean Curricular at your site.

Health and Safety

COVID-19 Vaccine – Second Dose Registration Open (Updated on May 4, 2021)

From https://immunizebc.ca/covid-19-vaccine-frequently-asked-questions, “how do I get my 2nd vaccine dose”:

If you received your first vaccine in BC before the registration system was available (April 2021), you should register for your second dose starting May 1, 2021. For information on how to register, please go here. You will then get a notification when you are eligible to book your second dose.

If you are imminently coming due for your second dose but you have not yet been contacted, see:  https://immunizebc.ca/node/56294

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions (Updated on April 29, 2021)

Students returning home during a break in study are exempt from current provincial travel restrictions.

Student travel for placements is exempt, “returning to a person’s own principal residence” is listed as an essential purpose, and “principal residence” is where students primarily reside when not participating in post-secondary-institutional activities.

For more information, visit the government website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/travel/current.


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