8:00-9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00-12:00 LIC 101
1:00-3:00 LIC tracks
- Rural Physician
3:00-4:00 Panel Discussion/Wrap Up
Dr. Judith Hunt
What is an LIC?
Longitudinal integrated clerkships (LICs) have the following common core elements: Medical students participate in the comprehensive care of patients over time Medical students have continuing learning relationships with these patient’s clinicians Medical students meet, through these experiences, the majority of the year’s core clinical competencies across multiple disciplines simultaneously.
The University of Arizona (UA) College of Medicine – Phoenix (COM – P) Received accreditation for a rural Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC). This curriculum will replace several block clerkships during a portion of the third year curriculum for a subset of students interested in rural medicine. The LIC will place medical students in a rural medical neighborhood where they will learn clinical skills, knowledge and patient management in a context of continuity with patients, medical staff, and the community. The structure will expose students to the broad range of content included in the clinical curriculum while providing flexibility to follow continuity of patients.
1. Discuss the challenges and benefits of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships
2. Develop strategies for implementing and ensuring the longevity and effectiveness of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship programs
3. Critically examine new ways to deliver medical education
4. Build informal networks among rural physicians, faculty, administrators and students
Dr. Konkin is Professor, Family Medicine and interim Rural Integrated Community Clerkship (ICC) Coordinator. She has just completed two terms as the Associate Dean, Community Engagement which included Indigenous, Inner City, Global and Rural & Regional Health and community-engaged research in the portfolio.
She has developed and implemented medical education programs including the University of Alberta’s longitudinal integrated clerkship, the Rural ICC, in 2007.
Her work is informed by the principles of social justice and health equity. She has advocated for rural medicine & rural medical education for her entire career and is a recognized leader in this area, both in Canada and internationally.
She practiced as a full-time rural generalist family physician for almost 20 years before joining the academy. Her current clinical practice includes a regular week-long rotation in a remote fly-in Alberta community and as a locum for comprehensive family physicians in rural Alberta.
Research interests include social accountability, rural medical education, professional identity formation, and interprofessional education.
Dr. Jay Erickson
Dr. Erickson grew up in rural Minnesota and received a B.A. in Chemistry from St. Olaf College. He received his M.D. degree from University of Minnesota School of Medicine having attended the UMD School of Medicine primary care track the first two years. He completed a Family Residency in Spokane in 1990 and moved to Whitefish Montana.
Dr. Erickson is the Assistant Dean for the Montana WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) Clinical Phase at the University of Washington School of Medicine and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. In this position he oversees the clinical teaching opportunities for WWAMI students in Montana. This includes first year preceptorships, the Montana RUOP (Rural Underserved Opportunities Program) between the first and second year of medical school and over 45 required clerkship opportunities in nearly 20 communities in Montana. He also oversees third year clinical Tracks in Missoula, Bozeman and Billings where students can complete all of their third- year training in Montana.
Starting in 2008, he developed and helped initiate Montana TRUST (Targeted Rural Underserved Track), a comprehensive four-year rural/underserved medical school curriculum. Annually, a select group of twelve Montana WWAMI students are admitted into TRUST. This program has received awards from both the AAMC and STFM. Since 1990 he has been a part of a 10-person primary care group in Whitefish, Montana (pop. 6,000) where he still maintains an active part time clinical practice as a rural family physician.