Strasser R, Berry S. Integrated clinical learning: team teaching and team learning in primary care [published online ahead of print, 2021 Feb 16]. Educ Prim Care. 2021;1-5. doi:10.1080/14739879.2021.1882886.
Summary of Findings:
This study focuses on Integrated Clinical Learning (ICL), which is developed in Northern Ontario, Canada and involves a team of clinical teachers from a range of health professions teaching a team of students and trainees together in common community and clinical settings. It is the balanced integration of educational strategies to develop healthcare providers and team-based competencies focused on improving the quality of care. The study shows that the patient and family centred nature of ICL helps bridge the primary care-secondary care divide as students follow their patients into and out of hospital services. This is positive for patients and specialists and provides authentic learning for students. ICL enhances the quality of care; the quality of learning; and the quality of professional satisfaction for primary care clinical teachers.