Clinical Skills Boot Camp

Students trying to resuscitate SimMan 3G in the Pritchard Simulation Centre.

20 third-year UBC med students are currently completing rotations in Kelowna, Kamloops, Trail, and Vernon. In early February, all of them were brought to the Clinical Academic Campus in Kelowna for the ‘Year 3 Clerkship Boot Camp.’ Working in teams, students were able to connect with their peers and participate in a full day of interactive learning including medical jeopardy, mock code scenarios, practicing IV starts, and airway management. Students had a chance to work with the state-of-the-art ‘SimMan 3G’ patient simulator in the Pritchard Simulation Centre.

Dr. Jones assigned a case study to the teams who had to solve the problem utilizing the Dr. Clifford B. HendersonLibrary.  Dr. Henderson, Kelowna’s first pediatrician, was a special guest for the event and had a few words for the students. “Medicine is a wonderful profession and presents new challenges everyday,” says Dr. Henderson. “You are able to be successful in a lot of things that you do and can continue to improve care for patients.”

Dr. Henderson addresses the third year students.

Students work on question for medical jeopardy.