I think that it's a failure of marketing. We didn't have many visiting medical students last year...that's despite the fact that every medical student that comes has a great time. The one that I worked with this past year from Thunder Bay had a great time, and I'd like to think that if her personal situation was different she might have come here. So, how to get people to come? I think it's all about putting out the word - Guerrilla Style!
I started a Facebook group tonight:
Manitoba Orthopedic Elective InformationI'm hoping with that I can try and get working on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of some keywords in google to have our site pop up when someone types in orthopedic elective, or even orthopedic residency (but that's a stretch goal. This is also a little experiment in the techniques of SEO. It wouldn't hurt given the fact that Dr. everyone is about to launch.
So, if you have any questions about orthopedic electives, send them to Donna Shepard (firstname.lastname@example.org). She will get you set up!
And stay tuned to get debate results soon...and fill out the survey if you haven't already!
Link to Online Survey (one question)