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The role of early inter-professional and inter-agency encounters in increasing students' awareness of the clinical and community context of medicine

Lookup NU author(s): Charan Thandi, Professor Simon Forrest



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Coordinated input from a variety of health and social care professionals into medical education helps students to become strong, effective, successful and competent future practitioners able to function within the multi-disciplinary environment which characterizes modern medicine. This paper presents a new model of teaching developed within the context of the Phase 1 Medicine Programme at Durham, which has been used to help prepare students for this by intertwining a selection of lectures and activities run by external organizations with additional clinical exposure and experience. This one-week learning journey was called the Additional Clinical Experience (ACE) week, and now forms an integral part of the curriculum at Durham University.

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Author(s): Thandi CS, Forrest S, Williamson C

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Perspectives on Medical Education

Year: 2016

Volume: 5

Issue: 4

Pages: 240-243

Print publication date: 01/08/2016

Online publication date: 18/07/2016

Acceptance date: 18/07/2016

Date deposited: 05/09/2017

ISSN (print): 2212-2761

ISSN (electronic): 2212-277X

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/s40037-016-0285-1


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