McMaster University

McMaster University

The McMaster Program Placements

In teams of 2, students engaged in two home care experiences with 2 different preceptors from different professions:

  • Occupational Therapists (OTs)
  • Physiotherapists (PT)
  • Registered dieticians (RD)
  • Social Workers (SWs)
  • and Speech Language Pathologists (SLP)

There were two phases to this program:

Phase 1

  • Phase 1 occurred between May 12th and June 26th, 2008. 
  • During phase 1, 164 medical students attended 82 placements with 15 PT, 9 OT, 5 SLP, 4 SW, 3 RDs.
  • A total of 36 clinicians from Community Rehab participated in this phase of the program.

Phase 2

  • Phase 2 occurred between October 6th and Nov. 13th, 2008. 
  • During phase 2, 162 students and 6 nursing students, attended, 87 placements with 15 PT, 13 OT, 5 SLP, 3 SW, 2 RD.  2 students were unable to complete the placement experience.
  • A total of 33 clinicians participated in this phase of the project. 
  • Following the placement experiences, students met in tutorials to participate in a team decision making process using case studies that incorporated all home care decisions. 
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