Medical Education Symposium

Authors

Yeri Park, VCU

First Author Information

Yeri Park, B.S., Medical Student, VCU School of Medicine

Additional Author(s) Information

Mary Lee Magee, M.S., Assistant Professor, Educational Director of I2CRP Program, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, VCU School of Medicine

Mark Ryan, M.D., Assistant Professor, Medical Director of I2CRP Program, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, VCU School of Medicine

Presentation Format

Oral

Type of Activity

Research

Original Presentation Date

2017

Date of Submission

May 2017

Abstract/Short Description

Several medical education tracks focused on preparing students to work in medically underserved communities are available in U.S. medical schools to increase awareness of primary care and to enable students to practice in medically underserved areas. The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine’s International/Inner city/Rural Preceptorship Program (originally known as ICRP then changed to I2CRP with introduction of international component in 2012) began in 1998 with the mission of increasing the number of students going into primary care to practice in medically underserved settings in rural, urban and/or international communities. The program requires students to participate in didactics, journal cub sessions, written reflections, and Grand Rounds, and to complete a scholarly project during the fourth year of medical school. I2CRP also matches students with clinical rotations in medically underserved communities throughout the four years of medical school.

Purpose/Research Question

Several medical education tracks focused on preparing students to work in medically underserved communities are available in U.S. medical schools to increase awareness of primary care and to enable students to practice in medically underserved areas. The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine’s International/Inner city/Rural Preceptorship Program (originally known as ICRP then changed to I2CRP with introduction of international component in 2012) began in 1998 with the mission of increasing the number of students going into primary care to practice in medically underserved settings in rural, urban and/or international communities. The program requires students to participate in didactics, journal cub sessions, written reflections, and Grand Rounds, and to complete a scholarly project during the fourth year of medical school. I2CRP also matches students with clinical rotations in medically underserved communities throughout the four years of medical school.

Objectives

Participants in the poster presentation will:

-Describe the VCU School of Medicine International/Inner-city/Rural Preceptorship Program (I2CRP), and outline its key curricular elements.

-Analyze the number of program graduates who choose family medicine, other areas of primary care (internal medicine, pediatrics, medicine/pediatrics), and NHSC priority specialties (ObGYN, psychiatry and general surgery) in comparison to non-I2CRP VCU SoM students.

-Identify the number of I2CRP graduates practicing in Health Professional Shortage Areas or Medically Underserved Areas.

References

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2. https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/downloads/sitereference.pdf

3. Ko, M., Edelstein, R. A., Heslin, K. C., Rajagopalan, S., Wilkerson, L., Colburn, L., & Grumbach, K. (2005). Impact of the University of California, Los Education Program on Medical Students’ Intentions to Practice in Underserved Areas. Academic Medicine, 80(9), 803–808. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16123457

4. Rabinowitz, H. K., Diamond, J. J., Markham, F. W., & Santana, A. J. (2011). Increasing the supply of rural family physicians: recent outcomes from Jefferson Medical College’s Physician Shortage Area Program (PSAP). Academic Medicine : Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 86(2), 264–269. http://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0b013e31820469d6

5. Wendling, A. L., Phillips, J., Short, W., Fahey, C., & Mavis, B. (2015). Thirty Years Training Rural Physicians. Academic Medicine, XX(X), 1. http://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000000885

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