Following the fall session, clinicians were asked to complete a second program evaluation to assess whether clinicians were more or less satisfied with the second experience after changes had been implemented based on feedback from the spring session.
Results indicate that out of the 91.6% (33/36) of clinicians who completed the evaluation form:
- 31 (93.9%) were satisfied or very satisfied with the experience. 2 (6.1%) were undecided or neutral.
- 32 (97%) were satisfied or very satisfied about the opportunity to teach students about patient care in the home. 1 clinician skipped the question.
When asked open-ended questions about their experiences, clinicians provided the following answers:
"What did you like most about the experience?"
- Teaching students about other health professions
- Exposing student to the benefits of home care/community care
- Teaching students about the effects of the environment on patient health
- Interacting with students
- Teaching students about holistic care/patient centred care
"How could we improve the experience?"
- Paid time to plan activities - they were not compensated enough for time it took to organize placements
- Need protected time to debrief/brief students
- Nothing, well organized
- Students should have more than 2 experiences/should be longer
- Placements were difficult to arrange
- More flexibility with timeframes needed
- Include students from other professions
- Students should go on visits after clerkship
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