Accelerating Change in Medical Education

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Joined January 2016

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine is enhancing the teaching of electronic medical records created by founding members of the Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium.

Students will meet required competencies by working with the medical records of diverse families. These de-identified records will be based on real patients and designed to meet specific learning objectives.

2019 spring consortium meeting

Poster presented: MDelta Curriculum: Ongoing Project Development and Implementation (PDF)

Need/gap addressed: There is increasing evidence that the learning environment, specifically with respect to inclusion, security and a sense of community, plays a critical role in the ability of the learner to master the material as well as develop professionally. Assessing the health of the learning environment is a first step in addressing this issue.

Health system sciences, specifically high value care and the assessment of emerging issues, clinical guidelines and recommendations, will confront medical students throughout their practice. Utilizing the tEMR provides greater authenticity to this experience while also supplying immediate feedback to students.

Graduate questionnaires both at our institution and across the country reflect the lack of satisfaction with career advising throughout medical school. The success of our stage 1 coaching program has led us to develop coaching across the continuum.

Principal investigator: David Henderson, MD, associate dean for student affairs, multicultural and community affairs