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Collaboration Case Study: University of British Columbia

Extending the Reach of Medical Education

The University of British Columbia empowers its Faculty of Medicine with face-to-face video using Cisco Collaboration Meeting Rooms.

Challenge

To address a shortage of healthcare professionals in rural areas of British Columbia, the UBC Faculty of Medicine set a goal to bolster the number of practicing physicians and improve access to care.

Solution

Cisco was able to provide a hybrid video collaboration solution to help enable face-to-face distributed education anywhere in the province. This included:

Results

  • High-quality video: Delivers a collaboration experience that meets medical accreditation requirements
  • Cost-effective scalability: Facilitates expansion of distributed learning program with zero capital investment
  • Better access to care: Helps put more practicing healthcare professionals in rural areas across the province
Delivering education opportunities where learners reside is helping to retain doctors in rural areas.
- Anthony Knezevic
Senior Manager, Collaboration Technologies, UBC Faculty of Medicine