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SMA Roadmap Program brings medical students to Swift Current, Oct. 22, 2016

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Medical students had an opportunity to learn more about practising medicine in a rural setting during a day-long visit to Swift Current, Oct. 22. The 44 University of Saskatchewan students from Regina and Saskatoon participated in the Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) Roadmap Program, an initiative that exposes students to the benefits of practising in smaller centres. The students were hosted by local physicians and family medicine residents at the Cypress Regional Hospital. They had rotating sessions during the morning. Each 30 minute session gave them an opportunity to focus on different skills and to apply their knowledge. There were casting and suturing clinics, and they learned more about the use of a vacuum pump and forceps during assisted delivery in the obstetrical skills clinic. During two simulation lab sessions they had to examine to life-size medical mannequins and diagnose their medical symptoms. In the afternoon the students had a question and answer session with local family medicine residents and they toured the hospital as well as the city.


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Matthew Liebenberg