ROMP Week 2017!
“ROMP Week is a one week elective experience offered to pre-clerkship medical students during their summer break. The goal of ROMP Week is to offer medical students “hands-on” clinical experiences by exposing them to medical practices outside the academic centre and to highlight the unique lifestyle offered by the community in which they are staying. The week is coordinated by the Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP), who enlists volunteer communities to host between two and ten medical students during one of the designated weeks. The clinical experiences offered during ROMP Week range from talks given by health professionals, clinics to gain experience with skills such
as casting and suturing, and half or full day rotations with different physicians in the community. By organizing events that encourage the medical students to socialize with the physicians and health care providers, the learners are able to gain an understanding of practicing medicine in a smaller community.” A Snapshot of: Rural Medicine Week 2015
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The Haliburton Family Medical Centre, Haliburton Highlands Family Health Team, and the Haliburton Highlands Health Services hosted two first year medical students from May 29 to June 2, 2017. They were scheduled in the Emergency Department and the Medical Clinic, and had the opportunity to participate in some well organized community events, including visits to Haliburton Forest, Abbey Gardens, Skyline Park, Haliburton School of Art and Design, Minden Hills Cultural Centre, Minden Whitewater Preserve, and Earth and Fire Pottery, to name a few. We thank Barrie Martin, Amanda Virtanen, Emily Stonehouse, Darlene Armstrong, and Dr. Greg Karaguesian for their support and planning.