The new architecture of medical education

Lett, Dan
January 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/1/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 1, p17
Academic Journal
The article reports on the $900 million Edmonton Clinic in Alberta, Canada, which is scheduled to open in 2011. The clinic, which features a fully staffed ambulatory clinic, medical specialists, diagnostic services and rehabilitation services, is a joint project of the Capital Health region, University of Alberta and the provincial government. Half of the clinic will be devoted to a new form of medical education with a team-building concept, where medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and even agriculture students will be training and working together. It will also feature a team of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, rehab specialists, nutritionists, dentists and public health workers who will be working together to address the medical needs of the patients.


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