Our postdoc, Dr. Jess Inskip, recently traveled to Prince Rupert, BC, where she is performing research and evaluation with our colleague Robin Roots, Coordinator of Clinical Education Northern and Rural Cohort. The Prince Rupert Interprofessional Student-led Model Clinic is a student-led clinic in Prince Rupert, which was developed as a partnership between the UBC Department of Physical Therapy, the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), and Northern Health. Opened in November 2013, the PRISM Clinic is designed to increase access to health care services while increasing the capacity to educate students for health care careers in Northern BC. It is a clinical education site for Master’s of Physical Therapy and Master’s of Occupational Therapy students, who have clinical placements for 5 weeks at a time. The evaluation project is investigating the impact that the PRISM Clinic has had on health service delivery, student learning, and patient outcomes.
The Rural and Northern Cohort of the UBC MPT program is an initiative developed in partnership with UNBC to provide training opportunities for physiotherapists in northern and rural areas in BC, where there is a significant shortage of physiotherapists.
For more information see: http://physicaltherapy.med.ubc.ca/students/northern-and-rural-cohort/