Lakeridge Health and Queen’s University pilot innovative model for medical education

Lakeridge Health and Queen’s University are piloting a new way of delivering hands-on medical education in Durham Region, helping to train a new generation of physicians.

The Queen’s Lakeridge Health-Durham Comprehensive Clerkship Program allows Queen’s University medical students to work side by side with family physicians in Durham Region at the family medicine practice at Bowmanville Health Centre and with physicians and other health care providers at Lakeridge Health.

“Lakeridge Health is proud to offer these talented young medical professionals a learning experience that is deeper and richer than the typical four to six week clerkship rotation,” said Matthew Anderson, President and CEO of Lakeridge Health. “This innovative medical education model will strengthen the health system’s capacity to meet community needs and help to build the future of health care in Durham Region.”

The first four students in the pilot Clerkship Program are Hassan Hazari, Siddharth Mishra, Joseph Yang and Gordon Yao, all undergraduate medical students at Queen’s University.

“Lakeridge Health is pleased to support training the next generation of physicians to meet the future needs of the region’s growing population,” said Dr. George Buldo, Vice President, Medical and Academic Affairs. “This partnership will contribute to a strong health care system for people living and working in Durham Region.”

Photo: Bowmanville Health Centre

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