Please note that all sessions are at 12 PM Eastern Time

March 5 - Session 1

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The Third Pillar of Medical Education: Health Systems Science

Description

In this introductory session, the core twelve domains of health systems science (HSS) will be defined and the historical evolution of HSS that has resulted in the development and implementation of HSS into medical education will be described.  The necessary characteristics of health systems and providers that are grounded in HSS tenets will be discussed. This session will set the stage for the remainder of the series, which will more particularly address incorporation of HSS into undergraduate and graduate medical education, culminating in a final session describing challenges that have been faced. 

March 12 - Session 2

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Health Systems Science: The Pre-Clinical Years in Medical School

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The US health care system is failing many patients and clinicians today. Medical education must be a part of the solution, as all future physicians need the knowledge and skills to lead and participate in innovations to improve outcomes. This webinar describes a unique partnership between undergraduate medical education and an academic health system that allows early medical students to learn health systems improvement by contributing to real-time efforts. It features medical educators and health systems leaders as well as inspirational stories of student learning and project impact. 

March 19 - Session 3

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Health Systems Science: The Clinical Years (and transition) in Medical School

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Objectives:
1.    To explore the ways in which HSS can be integrated into clinical clerkships
2.    To identify the use of HSS within clerkship evaluations
3.    To describe how HSS can be employed in post-clerkship electives and pathways
4.    To identify the evolution and importance of boot camps and the systems skills in US medical education
5.    To highlight the relevance of HSS in the residency application process and on interviews

March 26 - Session 4

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Preparing Faculty to Teach HSS in the Clinical Learning Environment

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In prior sessions of this series, participants learned about the development of the HSS and its critical role to student learning in modern healthcare as well as opportunities for implementing HSS into medical school curricula.  In this session, participant learning will focus on varied roles faculty can play in enhancing (or hindering) student learning of HSS in the pre-clinical and clinical environment.  The importance of faculty understanding and engagement in health systems priorities with the goal of achieving mutual benefit will be discussed.  

April 2 - Session 5

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The Broccoli of US Medical Education: Key Health Systems Science Challenges

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U.S. Medical Schools are significantly changing curricula to meet the evolving needs of health systems by incorporating more Health Systems Science into their programs.  Although much progress has been made over the past several years, significant challenges remain.  The successful implementation of HSS is challenging due to the need for new curricula, novel assessments and evaluations within the workplace, the development of educators, resource allocation, and the receptivity and engagement by students and faculty in this learning agenda.  In this session, the facilitators will articulate several of the key challenges facing Health Systems Science education, and suggest strategies to address these challenges.  To fulfill the obligation of preparing the next generation of systems-ready physicians, the medical education community must develop a shared understanding of these challenges to catalyze change.