A Medical Student’s Elective Experience in Pediatric Rheumatology through the Canadian Rheumatology Association

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Laura Sheriff


This elective report provides an overview of the experience of a first-year medical student completing a pediatric rheumatology elective through the Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA). Students apply to work with a rheumatologist and experience alternating schedules between inpatient and outpatient clinical medicine over the course of the summer. This elective is unique, as it exposes pre-clerkship medical students to learning experiences that will prepare them for clerkship and beyond. It provides practical experience as well as insight into research within the specialty at a world-renowned Canadian academic institution. 

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Elective Reports