Yma supported Swansea University to deliver the Primary Care Academy, which enables third year Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) students to take up extended placements in primary care as an alternative to the traditional model of teaching. It is based on international research on longitudinal integrated clerkships, providing students the opportunity to undertake clinical learning in a primary care or community setting, where the learning is patient centred rather than disease centred and includes relevant, focussed hospital learning.
Yma provided a Project Management Office for the GEM team. Our role centred on supporting students to achieve the best learning experience possible and covered student, practice and Health Board relationship management, administrative and logistical support for students and collation of feedback and data to deliver structured evaluation on the learning track.
We delivered an evaluation of the PCA at the end of Yma's involvement in 2021 including evaluation from the student perspective and their placement practice's view. The PCA was found to be highly beneficial for those taking part and continues to be a successful and evolving part of the Swansea University GEM programme.
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