Ws33 What Can A Gp Practice Attachment Offer To A Medical Student - Advantages Of A Placement In A Rural Practice

J. Lopez-Abuin1,2, J. Kersnik3, J. Wynn-Jones4, C. GalvÆo5, Z. Klemenc-Ketis6;
1EURIPA, La Coruna, Spain, 2Spanish Institute of Rural Health, La Coruna, Spain, 3EURACT, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 4EURIPA, Wales, United Kingdom, 5EURIPA, Beja, Portugal, 6EURACT, Maribor, Slovenia.
Jose Lopez-Abuin
La Coruna
Zip: 15003
Phone: +34 649992672
Fax: +34 981154490
BACKGROUND AND AIM: On the basis ?what can a GP practice attachment offer to a medical student (and vice-versa: what can a clinical preceptor benefit from teaching)?, EURACT has kindly accepted the invitation of EURIPA in order to perform a joint workshop, specifically underlining the rural stream.
It is well known that in urban practices their primary care provision is more limited because of the close proximity of a hospital. This is also influenced by the patients? expectations which come from the referral system, i.e. from information based on experiences of other citizens in urban settings who use the hospital. Rural practices in a way represent traditional primary care services thus offering students and trainees an overview of primary care practice.
DESCRIPTION: The workshop will include a short introduction followed by two main presentations, one focused at teaching and learning at the GP attachment and followed by a group work on what can students learn and perform only in a GP practice, and another focused at the advantages and disadvantages of teaching and learning at a rural placement which will be followed by a group work on what can students learn and perform, but in this case only in a rural practice.
The final time of the workshop will be to summarize the feedback and end up with the conclusions. The expected results are that at the rural area will be shown that the competencies are significantly different, and also that the rural placement gives the student the opportunity to know, show and do specific skills and procedures which are not contemplated at the urban counterpart.
What can a GP practice attachment offer to a medical student - advantages of a placement in a rural practice