A MODEL FOR THE UTILIZATION OF EXTERNAL, MULTI-DISCIPLINARY HEALTH CARE SETTINGS FOR CLINICAL REMEDIATION

Title A MODEL FOR THE UTILIZATION OF EXTERNAL, MULTI-DISCIPLINARY HEALTH CARE SETTINGS FOR CLINICAL REMEDIATION
Author, Co-Author Walter Potaznick
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Year
1992
Day
Sunday
Program Number
1:15 pm
Room
Scotland A
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Abstract The primary eye care clinic in a multi-disciplinary setting (often referred to as an 'external rotation') offers a unique combination of health care provision, practice management modeling and teaching of optometry interns. A number of conditions can contribute to an optometry student requiring clinical remediation during their final year. Factors contributing to this situation include: 1. Some students do not possess the clinical maturity to make the transition from a relatively sheltered primary clinical site, also known as an internal clinic placement, to the complex and time conscious environment of the multi-disciplinary clinic placements: 2. Increasing demands on the bio-medical science aspects of the curriculum will require significant additional student study time. This may lead to less study and practice time of basic and advanced clinical skills: 3. A less homogeneous applicant pool entering the professional schools can also contribute to a higher number of remedial, but not necessarily failing, fourth year clinicians. The author will present a paradigm for working with these weaker clinicians in the context of multi-disciplinary health care settings. Specifically, the author will be looking at effective modes of evaluation and remediation of clinical techniques, knowledge base, analysis skills and professionalism. Student exercises, reference texts, preceptor and peer participation will also be presented, as well as goals and outcome measures of success of this type of program.
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