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Joined September 2013

"We need to start talking to engineering schools and business schools and community leaders and nursing and physician assistant programs and begin to provide truly authentic diverse learning experiences for our students."

Therese M. Wolpaw, MD

Penn State College of Medicine's Systems Navigation Curriculum (SyNC) launched in August 2014 and combines a course in the science of health systems with an immersive experience as a patient navigator. The curriculum integrates core systems sciences such as health policy, high-value care and population and public health with 2 threads related to evidence-based medicine, along with teamwork and leadership training throughout 7 modules.

This paper by authors from Penn State University College of Medicine and the AMA identifies way that medical students in current clinical roles can enhance value by performing detailed patient histories to identify social determinants of health and care barriers, providing evidence-based medicine contributions at the point-of-care, and undertaking health system research projects.

LINK 1: Identifying roles, barriers, and strategies to advance the value of undergraduate medical education to patient care and the health system

2017 spring consortium meeting

Poster presented: Patient Navigation: A Value-added Student Role

Need/gap addressed: In the context of Health Systems Science (HSS), educators have proposed the concept of value-added clinical systems learning roles, whereby students undertake roles that contribute to the health system by improving patient outcomes and the quality improvement processes.

PDF: Poster: Patient Navigation: A Value-added Student Role

LINK 2: Transforming medical education

VIDEO: Transforming medical education at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

IMAGE 3: Principal investigator: Therese M. Wolpaw, MD. Vice dean, educational affairs

 

IMAGE 1: Medical school logo

IMAGE 2: Medical students

Joined September 2013

"We need to start talking to engineering schools and business schools and community leaders and nursing and physician assistant programs and begin to provide truly authentic diverse learning experiences for our students."

Therese M. Wolpaw, MD

Penn State College of Medicine's Systems Navigation Curriculum (SyNC) launched in August 2014 and combines a course in the science of health systems with an immersive experience as a patient navigator. The curriculum integrates core systems sciences such as health policy, high-value care and population and public health with 2 threads related to evidence-based medicine, along with teamwork and leadership training throughout 7 modules.

This paper by authors from Penn State University College of Medicine and the AMA identifies way that medical students in current clinical roles can enhance value by performing detailed patient histories to identify social determinants of health and care barriers, providing evidence-based medicine contributions at the point-of-care, and undertaking health system research projects.

LINK 1: Identifying roles, barriers, and strategies to advance the value of undergraduate medical education to patient care and the health system

2017 spring consortium meeting

Poster presented: Patient Navigation: A Value-added Student Role

Need/gap addressed: In the context of Health Systems Science (HSS), educators have proposed the concept of value-added clinical systems learning roles, whereby students undertake roles that contribute to the health system by improving patient outcomes and the quality improvement processes.

PDF: Poster: Patient Navigation: A Value-added Student Role

LINK 2: Transforming medical education

VIDEO: Transforming medical education at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

IMAGE 3: Principal investigator: Therese M. Wolpaw, MD. Vice dean, educational affairs

 

IMAGE 2: Medical students

Pennsylvania State Medical Students
Pennsylvania State Medical Students

VIDEO: Transforming medical education at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Transforming medical education at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

IMAGE 3: Principal investigator: Therese M. Wolpaw, MD.

Vice dean, educational affairs
Therese M. Wolpaw, MD
Therese M. Wolpaw, MD, of Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.

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An AMA membership means you’ve got access to world-class clinical research, education and insights. Access peer-reviewed medical research findings and editorial opinions from JAMA ®, the Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA Network Open™ and the 11 specialty journals, with CME at no cost.

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