|Title||Enhancing medical education by creating learning opportunities and clinical electives in prison communities, phase 2: evaluation development|
|Year 1: Project Title||Enhancing Undergraduate Medical Education by Creating Learning Opportunities and Clinical Electives in Prison Communities|
|Year 1: Project Year||Year 1|
|Year 1: Funding Year||2009/2010|
|Year 1: Project Type||Small TLEF|
|Year 1: Principal Investigator||Ruth Elwood Martin|
|Year 1: Funded Amount||42,000|
|Year 1: Team Members|
Ruth Elwood Martin, Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine
|Year 1: Summary|
This project is a novel opportunity to engage undergraduate medical students in prison health initiatives. There is currently no available elective or structured opportunity for undergraduate medical students to learn or be involved in prison health and education. Based upon the proposal of two medical students (named as applicants) and their discussions with the Director of the Division of Prison Health and Education (named as Principal applicant), the outcome-based objectives of this project would significantly enhance the learning opportunities and current curriculum for undergraduate medical students. This project would support medical students' initiatives to develop volunteer service and learning opportunities inside BC prisons during their first two years of undergraduate medical education; it would support the development, implementation, administration and evaluation of 4th year medical student undergraduate electives inside BC prisons; and finally it would begin the development of interdisciplinary prison health and education curriculum modules for undergraduate teaching and learning. By meeting these outcome-based objectives, the benefits of this project extend to the medical students, prison communities, and the wider health community alike.
|Year 2: Project Year||Year 2|
|Year 2: Funding Year||2010/2011|
|Year 2: Project Type||Small TLEF|
|Year 2: Principal Investigator||Megan Smith|
|Year 2: Funded Amount||19,430|
|Year 2: Team Members|
Megan Smith, Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine
|Year 2: Summary|
This project is a novel opportunity to engage undergraduate medical students in prison health initiatives. Previously, there has been no available elective or structured opportunity to engage undergraduate medical students in prison medicine and this proposal requests funding to continue building upon the developments of the project, awarded in the 2009/2010 TLEF competition, that address this gap in learning and education opportunities.
This project is to support the development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of prison medicine opportunities in 2nd year and 4th year undergraduate medical learning, as well as to develop interdisciplinary teaching modules for prison medicine learning. In addition, the current proposal is to support the growth of evaluation tools and to build upon the evaluations that are already employed to measure the success of the entire project (rather than the student or preceptor alone), including success for the prison communities.
This project is supported and administered by the Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education (CCPHE), specifically the coordinator and director of the CCPHE (as named as co-PI’s in this application). It is also supported by the two undergraduate medical students who conceptualized this proposal, as well as numerous professionals who are collaborating as part of the working advisory group.