Incorporation Population Health into Medical Education
The Medical College of Georgiaat Georgia Health Sciences University Incorporating Population Health into Medical Education Kathryn Martin, PhD, MPA Assistant Dean for Southeast Georgia Campus T. Wayne Rentz, MD Assistant Dean for Curriculum, Southeast Georgia Campus
Georgia Health Sciences UniversityMedical College College of College of of Georgia Dental Medicine Nursing College of College of Allied Graduate Studies Health Sciences
A state healthsciences universitywith expandedcampusesthroughout Georgia
NW Clinical Campus Rome, GA GHSU/UGA Medical Partnership Athens, GA Georgia Health Sciences University Main Campus Augusta, GA SE Clinical Campus Savannah, GA SW Clinical Campus Albany, GA
Georgia Health Sciences University Hospital Affiliations in Southeast Georgia
Population Health Southeast Georgia Regional Campus
Population Health = public health community health global health
Our Global Partner• Map International• Distributes more than $360 million in medical aid• Has offices in Atlanta, Brunswick, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, domestically• International offices in South and Central America, Eastern Europe, and Africa
Overview • Internal assessment of interests, resources • Community assessment of interests, resources • AAMC/LCME guidelines • Syllabus/Timeline
The separation of the two disciplines has its roots in the late 19th century, when medical schools began to focus more on hospital-based care and scientific research and less on community-based care and prevention.The separation has continued partly because medical students have jam-packed curricula and insufficient medical faculty with public health expertise.
The Affordable Care Act promises a future in which preventive care and population health, rather than procedures, are rewarded,the gap between medicine and public health may be closing
2007 Institute of Medicinereport recommended that all physiciansreceive basic training in public health.
Beginning next year, the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), which is sponsored bythe National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), will begin testing students on public health principles.Additional changes for all three parts of the exam will be phased in over the next two years.
Internal Assessment: 900 faculty, approximately 490 physicians and dentists in residency and fellowship training, and nearly 2500 students, GHSU has unrivaled access to well informed human resources to bring to bear on the many challenges facing public health in Georgia.
Internal Assessment: Currently over 25 GHSU faculty have Masters in Public Health or other related degrees: • College of Allied Health Sciences • College of Dental Medicine • College of Graduate Studies • College of Nursing, with branch campus in Athens and • Medical College of Georgia, with branch campuses in Albany and Athens, and additional campuses being developed in Savannah and Rome
Framework for Population Health in 3rd year • Directed readings • Lectures • Round table discussions/seminars • Service participation • Case project reviews (individual or groups) • Interviews • Brief reports (written or oral) • On-line classes • Integrated learning opportunities within clinical rotations • tours
Integrated Learning Opportunities WithinClinical Rotations • OB/GYN • Pediatrics • Family Medicine • Internal Medicine • Surgery • Psychiatry • Neurology
Framework for Population Health in 4th year • Emergency Medicine • Internal Medicine/Critical Care • Internal Medicine/Ambulatory Care • One month elective • Extended service opportunity in global health • In-depth written report on topic of student’s choice with oral presentation
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