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Published Online: 7 July 2004

Undergraduate Medical Palliative Care Education: A New Canadian Perspective

Publication: Journal of Palliative Medicine
Volume 5, Issue Number 1


Prior to 1 year ago, undergraduate medical palliative medicine education at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, was limited to a 1-hour didactic session and one-half day patient visit. A new integrative curriculum has allowed for increased educational exposure to palliative care for medical students. Topic content has expanded and different teaching modalities are used to aid learning. A highlight of the program is Bus Rounds where small groups of students visit terminally ill patients in either a hospice or home setting. After their training, the students performed well on two examination questions dealing with palliative care issues.

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cover image Journal of Palliative Medicine
Journal of Palliative Medicine
Volume 5Issue Number 1February 2002
Pages: 43 - 47
PubMed: 11839226


Published online: 7 July 2004
Published in print: February 2002


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Doreen Oneschuk
Regional Palliative Care Program, Edmonton, Alberta.

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