Douglas Myhre

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BACKGROUND Natural disasters strike communities that have varied degrees of preparedness, both physical and psychological. Rural communities may be particularly vulnerable as they often do not have the infrastructure or resources to prepare in advance. The psychological impact of a natural disaster is amplified in learners who may be temporary members of(More)
PURPOSE In 2008, the University of Calgary implemented a longitudinal integrated clerkship (LIC) called the Rural Integrated Community Clerkship (RICC), which places students in a rural community for 32 weeks. Research indicates that LIC students perform academically as well as or better than students completing rotation-based clerkships (RBCs). However,(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the demographic characteristics of recent Alberta family medicine residency graduates choosing locum practice, as well as their reasons for choosing and leaving locum practice and the frustrations and rewards of locum placements. DESIGN Web-based and mailed cross-sectional survey and interviews. SETTING The family medicine residency(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether the discipline (family medicine vs other specialty) of formally assigned faculty advisors affected medical student experience and career interest. DESIGN Survey. SETTING University of Calgary in Alberta. PARTICIPANTS A total of 104 medical students from the graduating class of 2011. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Number of times(More)
INTRODUCTION The overall geographic distribution of physicians in Canada, including Alberta, is misaligned with the population distribution. Some strategies, such as debt repayment, are currently in practice to increase recruitment and retention of physicians in rural locations. Of the factors influencing choice of practice location, 'spousal influence' is(More)
INTRODUCTION The shortage of physicians in rural and remote communities is an ongoing problem. Many studies have shown that the rural background of a student (ie rural origin) is a primary factor in recruiting physicians for practice in rural communities. Scoping reviews are primarily done to gauge the extent of literature on the research question at hand,(More)
BACKGROUND There is a shortage of specialty physicians practising in rural Canada: only 2.4% of Canadian specialist physicians practise rurally. Numerous strategies have been proposed and attempted that aim to increase the number of rural physicians. These include undergraduate and postgraduate distributed medical education opportunities. The Distributed(More)
BACKGROUND Countries with expansive rural regions often experience an unequal distribution of physicians between rural and urban communities. A growing body of evidence suggests that the exposure to positive rural learning experiences has an influence on a physician's choice of practice location. Capitalizing on this observation, many medical schools have(More)