“Community Based Project Work as a Teaching Tool: Students’ Perception” by Varsha M Vaidya & Jayashree S Gothankar
This article from the Indian Journal of Community Medicine discusses the feedback of students on community-based projects with the objectives of assessing the students’ perception about community exposure and the level of satisfaction during community-based projects, assessing the type of study and term preferred by the students for doing projects, assessing their preference for the extension of the same project for more than one semester, and studying the strengths and weaknesses of the projects as perceived by the students.
“Teaching Community Medicine to Undergraduates: The Role of Student Projects” by JM Kaufert et al.
This article from the College of Family Physicians of Canada introduces the concept of community medicine and its role in undergraduate education. It additionally explores how student projects can be incorporated as a way to enhance understanding of community medicine and potentially learn how these ideas can be implemented in clinical practice. It specifically analyzes the way in which the community medicine primary care clerkship at the University of Manitoba attempts to effectively introduce the practices of community medicine to their students through the use of student research projects.