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Global Is Local: Creating, Piloting and Evaluating a Community-Engaged Service Learning Rotation with Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers in Rural Minnesota

As part of a collaborative group with Pharmacy, Dental and Medicine Faculty, Dr. Kirsch and colleagues created a pilot rotation on community‐engaged and service learning opportunity in rural Minnesota. Learners worked in community health observing multiple agricultural workplaces, meeting with...


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The Electronic Health Record as Teaching Tool

Links: Video Presentation The project team developed an electronic tool for faculty development demonstrating the teaching capabilities of the Electronic Health Record (EHR). In addition to providing education regarding documentation, billing and compliance issues, the tool demonstrated...


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Using Virtual Patients to Learn Key Cross Cover Skills

The project team designed and implement web-based virtual patient modules to develop fourth year medical students’ knowledge and skills in approaching and managing common cross cover scenarios on inpatient general internal medicine wards. Participating Institutions: Medical College of...

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Developing a Curriculum in Cancer Survivorship for Primary Care Providers (PCPs)

This project was designed to raise awareness of the growing population of adult survivors of cancer, many of whom will be cared for by PCPs, either alone or in partnership with an oncologist. The project team developed a curriculum to educate participating faculty and their trainees in caring...

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Flat Screen Simulation of Family Meeting Scenarios Combined with Real-Time Experiential Learning for Resident Education

Effective training in family conference facilitation in the ICU has been identified as a need by postgraduate trainees during a mixed-methods pilot study. The project team developed a four-step curriculum in facilitation of family conferences in the medical intensive care unit for senior...

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Systems of Care Curriculum for Hospitalist Residents

The goal of this project was to expand the existing stroke systems of care curriculum for hospitalist residents to another clinical microsystem: stroke alerts. Stroke alerts involve complex interprofessional collaboration and transitions of care, yet must operate seamlessly to achieve optimal...


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DX: Diagnostic Excellence - A Prototype Virtual Patient Case to Reduce Diagnostic Error

Links: DX: Diagnostic Excellence online course on Aquifer , Med Ed Portal Decision - Diagnosis: An Introduction to Diagnostic Error and Medical Decision-Making The aim of the project was to develop and evaluate the prototype case for a series of online virtual patient cases focused on...


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Cap Assisted Colonoscopy and Quality Based Competency in Colonoscopy among Trainees

The project is a single center, prospective, randomized controlled trial of colonoscopies performed by GI trainees to determine if cap assisted colonoscopy results in improved technical and quality measures of competency in novice endoscopy trainees. Cap assisted colonoscopy resulted in...


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Improving "Code Blue" Resuscitation in the Medical ICU: An Inter-Professional Approach Utilizing Team-Based Simulation and Interactive Group Training

Link: Improving "Code Blue" Curriculum and Video The project team created an inter-professional, simulation‐enhanced, team‐based "code blue" (In‐Hospital Cardiac Arrest or IHCA) curriculum that has been implemented monthly at the University of Louisville School of Medicine starting January...


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Efficacy of a Program Using Standardized Patients to Improve Practice of High Value Care

Link: (username: test user 1; password:password 1) This project tested the efficacy of utilizing standardized patients to improve a student’s knowledge and practice of high value care. The project plan called for (1) developing a standardized patient scenario that can be...