Perception of Clinical Learning at a Medical Camp
Children with complex medical needs account for a high percentage of healthcare utilization and it is crucial that healthcare trainees get adequate exposure to this population. Camps dedicated to serving children with medical conditions often accept medical trainees from various disciplines, but little is known about how these camps compare to more traditional clinical experiences. We surveyed 37 learners from various healthcare disciplines at one medical camp. Participants reported that learning conditions at the camp were similar or superior to their other clinical experiences in all aspects questioned, suggesting medical camp is perceived as a positive non-traditional clinical learning environment.
KeywordsPediatrics Healthcare education Medical camp Disabilities
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The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.
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