The Student IPE and Café Series are well attended by students across all areas.
How does LInC help with Career Exploration? (Source: University of Toronto / YouTube: UofTMDprogram)
At St. Michael’s, the Education portfolio team imagined what a medical student clerkship would look like if it did not adhere to conventional, rotation-based divisions by disciplines (e.g., medicine, surgery and pediatrics). Instead, the hospital wanted to see what would happen if it allowed students’ learning to follow the patient.
In 2014, St. Michael’s partnered with the University of Toronto to pilot a Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LInC). With engagement from every department, the program’s purpose is to give a select group of students a different type of clerkship experience.
The program met great success and it has allowed medical students to develop deeper connections with their preceptors and patients. Students developed their skills as strong advocates for their patients as they learned more about them and understood the impact of their experiences within health care. The program serves as a template that has informed five additional programs in other medical academies. Currently, 10 per cent of all students at the University of Toronto are participating in a LInC clerkship.
St. Michael’s Hospital Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship infographic and positive testimonial about the program