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A Review of Longitudinal Community and Hospital Placements in Medical Education

 

Summary

Traditionally, clinical learning for medical students consists of short-term and opportunistic encounters with primarily acute-care patients, supervised by a range of clinician preceptors. In response to educational concerns, some medical schools have developed longitudinal placements. These placements are integrated across the core clinical disciplines, (known as longitudinal integrated clerkships or LICs) and often take place in rural locations.

 

Review Group

Professor Jill Thistlethwaite (lead reviewer), Professor of Medical Education, Centre for Medical Education Research and Scholarship, University of Queensland

Dr Emma Bartle, Lecturer in Medical Education, Centre for Medical Education Research and Scholarship, University of Queensland

Dr Amy Ai Ling Chong, Intern, School of Medicine, the University of Queensland

Dr Marie-Louise Dick, Associate Professor in General Practice, The University of Queensland

Dr David King, Senior Lecturer, Discipline of General Practice, The University of Queensland

Dr Sarah Mahoney, Senior Lecturer, Flinders University, South Australia

Dr Tracey Papinczak, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology, The University of Queensland

Dr George Tucker, Clinical Director, Rural Clinical Schools, The University of Queensland

 

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