Canadian health professional education lacking in Teaching on Canada's health care system: Health professional student survey

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Jillian Alston
Mei-Ling Weidmeyer
Shengqing Gu
Ketan Vegda
Ritika Goel
Michaela Beder
Patrice J.S. Nembhard

Keywords

medical education, medical curricula, health care

Abstract

This report summarizes the results of a survey disseminated to health professional students across Ontario by Students for Medicare. The survey assessed the opinions of these students on the coverage in their formal curriculum of issues pertaining to the Canadian health care system, as well as other avenues through which they sought information. These students showed an interest in learning more about current issues in health care. The majority of students were unsatisfied their formal education on Canada’s health care system.