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Symbiotic relationships through longitudinal integrated clerkships in general practice

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Show simple item record O'Regan, Andrew O'Doherty, Jane Green, James Hyde, Sarah 2022-02-04T09:14:44Z 2022-02-04T09:14:44Z 2022
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Longitudinal integrated clerkships (LICs) are an innovation in medical education that are often success fully implemented in general practice contexts. The aim of this study was to explore the experiences and perspectives of general practitioner (GP)-tutors on the impact of LICs on their practices, patients and the wider community. Methods: GPs affiliated with the University of Limerick School of Medicine- LIC were invited to participate in in depth interviews. Semi-structured interviews were conducted in person and over the phone and were based on a topic guide. The guide and approach to analysis were informed by symbiosis in medical education as a conceptual lens. Data were recorded, transcribed and analysed using an inductive thematic approach. Results: Twenty-two GPs participated. Two main themes were identified from interviews: ‘roles and relationships’ and ‘patient-centred physicians’. Five subthemes were identified which were: ‘GP-role model’, ‘community of learning’, and ‘mentorship’, ‘student doctors’ and ‘serving the community’. Conclusion: LICs have the potential to develop more patient-centred future doctors, who have a greater understanding of how medicine is practised in the community. The LIC model appears to have a positive impact on all stakeholders but their success hinges on having adequate support for GPs and resourcing for the practices. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher BMC en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries BMC Medical Education;22, 64
dc.subject Longitudinal integrated clerkships en_US
dc.subject General practice en_US
dc.title Symbiotic relationships through longitudinal integrated clerkships in general practice en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/s12909-022-03119-x
dc.contributor.sponsor University of Limerick School of Medicine Strategic Research Fund en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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