The Home for the Summer Program, operated by Manitoba’s Office of Rural and Northern Health, brings medical students to clinics and hospitals throughout Manitoba to gain clinical work experience in rural medicine.
As part of this program, students complete a research project based on their experience working and living in the community. Their findings are presented to a panel of physicians who select the winning presentations. The panelists included Dr. Selena Papetti, Dr. Holly Hamilton and Dr. Don Klassen with opening remarks from Theresa Oswald, Doctors Manitoba CEO and Beth Beaupre, Lead of Shared Health.
Home for the Summer placements provide students with real-life experience in clinical settings and with patients:
“My skills, knowledge, and abilities were pushed in a way that provided me with great educational opportunities. Thanks to my Home for The Summer experience, I feel very prepared to start clerkship on family medicine this fall.” – Cole Kubay, 2019 Winner.
Doctors Manitoba hosted the event and dinner. This year, winners received a small cash prize as well as a complimentary copy the most recent book by former Manitoban, Dr. Jen Gunter. Check out some of the photos from the event here.