Laval University medical students are immersed in bush medicine simulations to hone their skills through practice.
These future doctors have been living for a few days a very special internship in an outfitter north of Baie-Comeau.
During our visit, the 24 medical students knew nothing of the simulation of an accident in the middle of the forest which they were going to witness.
They had to make do with only the contents of hiking backpacks and first aid kits to assist the victims.
According to chief instructor David Paré, this 10-day isolated emergency medicine course involves situations that are not found in a hospital setting.
The trainees learn, among other things, the notions of leadership and communication.
Each year, the emergency medicine internship in an isolated region changes location. It is also a recruitment channel for these future physicians for the CISSS de la Côte-Nord.