A virtual rural medicine self learning module for preclerkship students

Authors

  • Celina DeBiasio University of Ottawa
  • Charles Su University of Ottawa
  • Craig Campbell University of Ottawa
  • Timothy J Wood University of Ottawa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36834/cmej.73580

Abstract

Implication Statement

All Ontario medical schools have a mandatory preclerkship rural placement. Despite these mandatory placements, there is a lack of Canadian rural medicine pre-departure training for students.  We describe a virtual self-learning module (SLM) aimed to enhance medical students’ abilities to provide compassionate care during their rural medicine placements. This SLM improves students’ knowledge about rural health issues while also encouraging exploration of rural career options. Better preparation for a rural medicine placement may lead to an improved experience and eventually an increase in the number of students pursuing rural medicine careers.

Author Biographies

Charles Su, University of Ottawa

Interim Vice Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa 


Craig Campbell, University of Ottawa

Director, Curriculum, UGME Program, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa

Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

Timothy J Wood, University of Ottawa

Department of Innovation in Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Univeristy of Ottawa

Director of Evaluation (UGME) for the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

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2022-05-12

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DeBiasio C, Su C, Campbell C, Wood TJ. A virtual rural medicine self learning module for preclerkship students. Can. Med. Ed. J [Internet]. 2022 May 12 [cited 2022 Sep. 29];13(5):104-5. Available from: https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cmej/article/view/73580

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