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Chatham-Kent Health Alliance to Host Medical Students for Discovery Week 2017

Chatham-Kent: May 29, 2017 -- Chatham-Kent will be host to 20 first-year medical students from Schulich School of Medicine, Western University, for Discovery Week 2017 from May 29 to June 1, 2017.
 
Organized by the Distributed Education Network (DEN), students from Schulich School of Medicine (London and Windsor Campus) will partner with Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) for a unique learning experience that offers exposure to community medicine for medical students. Students will have the opportunity to shadow family physicians, specialists, nurse practitioners and allied healthcare professionals in many areas of Chatham-Kent to find out what a typical workday entails. More than thirty local physicians have signed up to be a preceptor/teacher to the students during this week-long learning experience.  
 


First-year medical students from Schulich School of Medicine, Western University (London and Windsor Campus) arrive for Discovery Week 2017 at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. From May 29 to June 2, 2017 students will have the opportunity to shadow family physicians, specialists, nurse practitioners and allied healthcare professionals.

“We have been hosting Discovery Week in Chatham-Kent for over 10 years now. We can’t thank our preceptors enough for taking time to give these students their first experience in a healthcare setting. Our medical education continues to grow with our partnership with Schulich School of Medicine. We look forward to this week every year,” said Kim Sutton, Medical Affairs & Education Specialist. “It is so gratifying for all of us involved to watch these students come full circle, as they graduate from medical school, enter residency and practice medicine. Many Discovery Week students come back to Chatham-Kent to do electives during their third and fourth year of medical school based on their experience with us.”
 
Social events included in the week’s agenda include students having the opportunity to meet the physicians in a casual atmosphere and experience firsthand some of the many amenities offered in Chatham-Kent. 
 
To view a video on Medical Education at CKHA, click here.
 
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To arrange an interview, please contact:
Emily Field, Communications Specialist
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
519.352.6401 x 5326
efield [at] ckha [dot] on [dot] ca  

 

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