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Picking up the Pieces: How to Rebuild When Curriculum Fails 

01-31-2019 22:59

he Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University offers medical students unique and innovative educational experiences as part of our Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship during third year. Some of these experiences are coordinated through the Community and Preventive Medicine Clerkship–the longitudinal primary care preceptorship that runs the length of the year. Examples of these activities include visiting an unopposed family medicine residency program in a rural, isolated and culturally diverse part of Palm Beach County, and an interprofessional educational (IPE) experience teaching the TeamSTEPPS system through clinical experiences with homeless patients in a community health center. In 2017, feedback suggested that the IPE experience had changed and was no longer relevant for learning the TeamSTEPPS competencies, requiring changes to the existing experience. In our case our partner clinic lost funding, experienced staff turnover, and lost the passion and opportunity to model and engage students in interprofessional collaboration. This scholarly roundtable discussion will address common reasons why curricular activities develop quality issues, how to monitor for and identify struggles, as well as best practices for altering, abandoning, or rebuilding these experiences. Participants are encouraged to bring examples of curricular activities that have struggled to contribute to the discussion.

Author(s):Joanna Drowos, DO, MPH, MBA
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