Thunder Bay • Orillia

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Medicine 5405 Northern and Rural Health
This course provides opportunities for students to augment their knowledge, skills, and further develop attitudes towards becoming socially accountable and culturally safe physicians in northern and rural communities. The focus for this course is on demonstrating the applicability of concepts such as advocacy, interprofessionalism, and cultural safety to patient care and community-engaged medicine. Students will have the opportunity to explore concepts related to northern and rural health through research, critical reflection and active participation in health care and community service learning. Students learn to apply their understanding of the social, political, cultural, economic, and environmental realities of practicing medicine in Northern Ontario. They have opportunities to demonstrate their ability to identify and respond to the changing needs of the community; advocate for health care services; and collaborate effectively with healthcare teams and community service providers. Students will research and reflect on topics relevant to the northern community in which they live, learn, and work for the eight-month Comprehensive Community Clerkship.