Close to thirty first-year medical students are getting hands-on experience through the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance.
The students are from the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry in London and their week-long training is part of Discovery Week 2023.
Officials say those taking part will be exposed to teamwork and collaboration within rural and regional sites and they will have exciting opportunities to discover communities in our region.
The goal, they say, is to help these future physicians envision themselves living here and caring for our residents down the line so they will return in the future, once their schooling is done.
“After getting a taste of life and medicine in a rural or regional community through
opportunities like Discovery Week, many Schulich medical students return to practice
upon completion of their training”, said Dr. George Kim, Assistant Dean, Distributed
Education, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.
“We’re so grateful to collaborate with partners like HPHA, who welcome our medical
students and give them unparalleled first-hand training experiences in their
communities,” said Kim. “Working together, we’re creating a cohort of physicians who
are ready, willing, and able to care for people across Ontario in a variety of settings.”
This week marks the 25th anniversary of the partnership.