Value-Added Roles for Medical Students, INK, 1st Edition

Authors :
Jed D Gonzalo & Maya M. Hammoud & Gregory W. Schneider
Date of Publication: 09/2021

Providing real-life clinical experiences and context to medical students is an essential part of today’s medical education, and the partnerships between medical schools and health systems are an integral part of this approach. Value-Added Roles ......view more

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Providing real-life clinical experiences and context to medical students is an essential part of today’s medical education, and the partnerships between medical schools and health systems are an integral part of this approach. Value-Added Roles for Medical Students, the second volume in the American Medical Association’s MedEd Innovation Series, is a first-of-its-kind, instructor-focused field book that inspires educators to transform the relationship between medical schools and health systems with authentic workplace roles for medical students, adding relevance to medical education and patient care.

Key Features
  • Gives instructors the tools needed to create roles for medical students in the health system that benefit the student’s growth, empathy, and understanding of patient needs; develop a working knowledge of the health system itself; and provide true value to both the health system and patient experience.
  • Contains both theoretical and practical material for instructors and administrators, including guidance on how to implement value-added roles for medical students in today’s institutions.
  • Explains how to apply a framework to implement value-added clinical systems learning roles for students, develop meaningful medical school-health system partnerships, and train a generation of future physicians prepared to lead health systems change.
  • Provides numerous examples from schools with successful implementation of value-added medical student roles such as patient navigators, community-based health care programs involving medical students, and more.
  • Describes real-world strategies for building mutually beneficial medical school-health system partnerships, including developing a shared vision and strategy and identifying learning goals and objectives; empowering broad-based action and overcoming barriers in implementation; and generating short-term wins in implementation.
  • Helps medical school faculty and instructors address gaps in physician training and prepare new doctors to practice effectively in 21st century health care systems.
  • One of the American Medical Association Change MedEd initiatives and innovations, written and edited by members of the Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium – a unique, innovative collaborative that allows for the sharing and dissemination of groundbreaking ideas and projects.

Author Information
By Jed D Gonzalo, MD, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Penn State Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania; Maya M. Hammoud, MD, MBA, Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan and Gregory W. Schneider, MD, Associate Professor, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami, Florida