Submission ID 77806

Code WB-6
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Learning Objective 1 Describe the educational aspects of Immersive Community Engaged Education (ICEE)
Learning Objective 2 Place ICEE in your own educational, clinical and community setting
Learning Objective 3 Identify key enablers of successful ICEE for generalist practice
Category Medical Education
Type Workshop
Title Beyond Exposure: Immersive Community Engaged Education for Generalist Practice
Rationale/Background Socially accountable health professional schools place students in a wide range of community and clinical settings, enhanced by community engagement involving active community participation.
Instructional Methods Immersive Community Engaged Education (ICEE) involves students living and learning in communities for prolonged placements in settings where they are expected to pursue their careers after education and training. This contrasts substantially with the conventional Flexner model in which most clinical education occurs in the large urban teaching hospital context complemented by limited short-term exposures in various community settings including family practice. ICEE is socially accountable education that is grounded in community engagement and fosters authentic relationships focused on improving the health of the local population. Rather than teaching hospital specialists, the students' principal clinical teachers and role models are generalists including family physicians and other generalist specialists. For clinical teachers, ICEE provides professional rewards and a "new lease on life". ICEE offers communities substantial future recruitment opportunities if the students and their families feel at home and want to stay in their community. There is growing evidence that graduates who have undertaken ICEE are more likely to choose careers in family practice or other generalist disciplines. Compared to short-term rural exposures, ICEE immersion in rural and underserved urban communities offers substantial benefits.
Target Audience Academics, students, administrators, community members.
Keyword 1 Social Accountability
Keyword 2 Immersive Education
Keyword 3 Generalist Practice
Abstract content most relevant to: (check all that apply) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) (faculty development, CME)
Residency Education
Undergraduate Medical Education
Abstract Track - First Choice Health Workforce
Authors Roger Strasser
Roger Strasser
Sarah Strasser

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