- Teddy Bear Hospital
- Sharing student and community experiences: spreading the news
- Roles and identities: Community placements and the positioning of medical students as learners and researchers, knowledge consumers and knowledge producers.
- Community placements: more tales from the field and thoughts about assessment
- Urban health and health services inequalities and Julian Tudor Hart’s inverse case law: a role for community placements
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Introduction Some good ideas seem to be elegant in their simplicity. The Teddy Bear Hospital is one of these. I spent a day with medical students on placement with the Newcastle University Department of Rural Health in Tamworth finding out … Continue reading
Developing and sustaining non-clinical community-based learning can pose a number of challenges. As I have shown in this blog, a lack of clarity about expectations can cloud experience from either a provider or student perspective. Some students can be slow … Continue reading
Roles and identities: Community placements and the positioning of medical students as learners and researchers, knowledge consumers and knowledge producers.
Introduction In this post I want to return to the issue of non-clinical community-based experience as a context for identity-work among medical students. While I recognise that it is not particularly radical to think about medical education as an arena … Continue reading
Prove it: evidence for effects and effectiveness of community-based non-clinical placements in medical education
Introduction What evidence can we recruit to support inferences about the contribution of non-clinical community-based placements to medical education and practice made on the basis of my observations and reflections reported in this blog? The answer would appear to be … Continue reading
This study tour is supported by an award of an International Scholarship 2012 from the Higher Education Academy. You can find out more about the Academy, the award scheme including other winners via the following link. http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/international-scholarship-scheme