Student-run rehabilitation clinic in the specialized UBC Multiple Sclerosis clinic: A pilot project

Title Student-run rehabilitation clinic in the specialized UBC Multiple Sclerosis clinic: A pilot project
Faculty/College/Unit Medicine
Status Active
Duration 3 Years
Initiation 04/01/2014
Project Summary

This project’s aim is to establish a world-class student-directed clinical learning experience that departs from traditional methods of clinical education, and includes application of skills and attitudes in the real-world, provides interprofessional engagement and mentoring, offers program development experience, and enables collaborative practice. In November 2014, in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), the UBC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy (OSOT) launched the first Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) student-run clinic in the highly specialized MS clinic. The culture of this nimble interprofessional learning experience, after building a solid foundation in Year 1, will be to establish the interprofessional aspect of the student-run clinic in Year 2 with Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) students participating. The outcomes for this project are measured by assessing the learning experience (particularly interprofessional education) and potential for future expansion to students of other disciplines, to satellite MS clinics and to other neurological clinics.

Year 1: Project Title Student-run rehabilitation clinic for persons with Multiple Sclerosis: A pilot project
Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2014/2015
Year 1: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Susan Forwell
Year 1: Funded Amount 49,946
Year 2: Project Year Year 2
Year 2: Funding Year 2015/2016
Year 2: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 2: Principal Investigator Susan Forwell
Year 2: Funded Amount 40,782
Year 2: Project Title Student-run rehabilitation clinic in the specialized UBC Multiple Sclerosis clinic: A pilot project - Year 2
Year 2: Team Members

Deirdre Lee, Occupational Therapy Practice Coordinator, VCH
Donna Drynan, Senior Instructor and Fieldwork Coordinator, UBC