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Summary of Changes Made in This Calendar - Personal and Professional Aspects of Medical Practice

Medicine 5425 Personal and Professional Aspects of Medical Practice
Building on Year 1 and Year 2, this course will focus on the many personal, social, professional, legal, and ethical considerations inherent to medical practice. Students will continue to develop in their roles as communicators, scholars, advocates, and professionals but will develop their roles as collaborators, advocates and health managers. The eight- month Comprehensive Community Clerkship (CCC) in rural and northern communities throughout Northern Ontario creates opportunities to support the development of professional attitudes and values related to health and wellness; illness and disease; and, the physician's role in the lives of individuals, families, and communities. In addition, the course gives students the opportunity to experience the application of ethical principles and concepts to issues that will arise throughout their clinical encounters. Students will complete reflective exercises and formal presentations to develop skills related to the critical appraisal of evidence, the appropriate use of information technology, and the development of strategies to support lifelong and self-directed learning via an exploration of the virtues of medicine.