Marcia Choi

Instructor and Academic Coordinator Lead for Clinical Education

M.Sc. RSLP SLP(C)

Contact

Phone: (604) 822-4533
Fax: (604) 822-6569
E-mail: marciac@audiospeech.ubc.ca

Profile and Clinical Interests

I am pleased to be the Academic Coordinator Lead for Clinical Education and part of Clinical Teaching and Coordination team at the School. I am happily stepping into this fulltime role after Lisa Avery’s retirement in March 2017.

As a UBC graduate, I have 20 years of clinical experience in adult neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders and 15 years as a Clinical Educator at Vancouver General Hospital and G.F. Strong Rehab Centre. I have always gravitated to team-based care and have a particular interest in the client counseling aspects of practice. I have also been Adjunct Professor for the School of Social Work and the former College of Health Disciplines, and for many years, co-taught the undergraduate course, Interprofessional Health Care Team Development.

I returned to the SASS in 2015 after 7 years in the field of leadership development for the health and human service sectors. My experience with supporting leaders is a surprisingly natural fit with my work with Clinical Educators and our students (nothing happens by accident). The world is much changed since I was a student but I am still impressed by the intelligence and innate ‘goodness’ of people attracted to the professions of SLP and Audiology.

My current role is dedicated to ensuring a healthy and innovative clinical education environment at the SASS and increasing our externship capacity in British Columbia for both SLP and Audiology. This work includes supporting and coaching clinical educators and students in their learning partnerships, supporting engagement strategies for our remote and rural communities, strengthening relationships with our clinical faculty, creating innovative clinical learning opportunities and collaborating with Faculty to prepare our students for the real world of clinical practice.

My mission is to prepare our students to be clinicians who are both interpersonal and professional assets to their colleagues, teams, and most importantly, to the people and families they are privileged to serve.