Student-run rehabilitation clinic in the specialized UBC Multiple Sclerosis clinic: A pilot project – Year 2

TitleStudent-run rehabilitation clinic in the specialized UBC Multiple Sclerosis clinic: A pilot project - Year 2
Faculty/College/UnitMedicine
StatusActive
Duration3 Years
Initiation04/01/2014
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.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project TitleStudent-run rehabilitation clinic for persons with Multiple Sclerosis: A pilot project
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2014/2015
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorSusan Forwell
Year 1: Funded Amount49,946
Year 1: Team Members

Susan Forwell, Associate Professor, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine
Deirdre Lee, Occupational Therapy Practice Coordinator, Vancouver Coastal Health
Donna Drynan, Senior Instructor / Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine

Year 2: Project TitleStudent-run rehabilitation clinic in the specialized UBC Multiple Sclerosis clinic: A pilot project - Year 2
Year 2: Project YearYear 2
Year 2: Funding Year2015/2016
Year 2: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 2: Principal InvestigatorSusan Forwell
Year 2: Funded Amount40,782
Year 2: Team Members

Susan Forwell, Associate Professor, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine
Deirdre Lee, Occupational Therapy Practice Coordinator, Vancouver Coastal Health
Donna Drynan, Senior Instructor / Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine