Thank you for all those who volunteered their time to accept a medical student and to the medical students who participated in our Shadowing program!
The ACFP, with sponsorship from the Section of General Practice (SGP) and Section of Rural Medicine (SRM), hosted the 2017 Shadowing Program for Incoming Medical Students in June and August and experienced an increase of student uptake.
A total of 80 students participated in this year's program compared to 68 last year (U of C: 27 students / U of A: 42 students). Feedback from both students and physicians continues to be extremely positive. Below are some comments quoted from the students:
”It was fantastic to see a different side of Family Medicine (The doctor is a hospitalist). I was able to see and experience a variety of patient cases and the doctor was friendly and very willing to answer my questions.”
“My shadowing experience exceeded my expectations!! The doctor was an excellent teacher and mentor, and he really gave me excellent insight into family medicine and the scope of practice options available to me.”
“This was an incredible experience. It exceeded my expectations. I learned so much and look forward to consolidating this knowledge with course learnings.”