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July 14, 2017

Patient perceptions of innovative longitudinal integrated clerkships based in regional, rural and remote primary care: a qualitative study

Region: Europe Scientific publication Empowering and engaging people and communities, Reorienting the model of care, Coordinating services within and across sectors, Creating an enabling environment Source: BMC Family Practice

Medical students at the University of Wollomgong experience continuity of patien care and clinical supervision during an innovative year-long integrated (community and hospital) clinical clerkship. In this model of clinical education, students are base in a general practice "teaching microsystem" and participate in patient care as part of this community of practice (CoP). This study evaluates patient´s preceptions of the clerkship initiative, and their perspectives in this approach to training´much needed´doctors in their community.