Is it time to introduce Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships (LICs) for ALL medical students?

Sarah Mahoney, Paul Worley, William Heddle, Gayle Roberton, Lucie Walters, Emma Kennedy, Narelle Campbell, Sheela Joseph, Deborah Fearon

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    There is mounting evidence that traditional rotations-style medical education for early clinical learning is no longer serving students or the profession well. LICs, originally developed to address workforce issues, have also been shown to overcome some of the issues related to rotations – decreased need for frequent re-orientation to new settings and teams, improved student-teacher relationships, more opportunities for longitudinal contact with
    patients, improved student well-being. Nearly two-thirds of medical students in year three at Flinders medical school now undertake either a full year LIC or a hybrid program with at least 20 weeks LIC. Newer LICs include urban community-based and tertiary hospital programs in addition to the well-established rural LICs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventANZAHPE - OTTAWA 2016 Joint Conference - Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth, Australia
    Duration: 19 Mar 201623 Mar 2016 (Conference program and abstracts)


    ConferenceANZAHPE - OTTAWA 2016 Joint Conference
    Abbreviated titleOTTAWA2016 ANZAHPE2016
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    • Medical education


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