Some say that it’s hard to recruit clinicians these days to participate in research studies in addition to their plethora of other duties and responsibilities. Others say that it’s hard to find ways to network and engage with new communities during these online-only times. However, a TRP capstone group challenged both these anecdotal assumptions as they presented their capstone project to the Multiorgan Transplant Program (MOTP) Transplant Rounds this morning.
Transplant Rounds are an approved group learning activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The Team, composed of Fabricio, Angie, Atina, and Sabrin, used the opportunity to present their method called “Organ Mapping” to track the systemic touch-points. Their project titled “Understanding the Effects of the Recent COVID-19 Pandemic on Solid Organ Transplantation: An Essential Medical Service,” focuses on understanding the complexity of the organ transplantation (OT) system, exploring the impacts of COVID-19 on healthcare delivery, and formulating insights to improve future pandemic responses. Speaking to a group of over 60 clinicians from across UHN, they outlined their work to date as a way to recruit participants for their ongoing study.
Find out more about their project on their Capstone page, HERE.
Watch their recorded presentation