TEAM Clinic

What is the TEAM Clinic?

The TEAM clinic is an opportunity for clinical interprofessional education among health professions students that models team-based care for medically and socially complex patients through interprofessional practice, guided reflection and discussion.

This year-long experience focuses on making patient wellness the focus of each visit through the lens of interprofessional collaboration for holistic care. Students will learn important skills to practice transformative care through participation and leadership in a healthcare team equipped to address social determinants and nonmedical factors that create disparities in the health of complex patients.

Teach Students

Empower Patients

Act Collaboratively

Meet Health Goals

Objectives

As a result of this clinic, students will:

  • Demonstrate a culture of interprofessional collaboration
  • Be able to participate in holistic patient assessments
  • Apply population health management skills to improve individual patient care
  • Cultivate communication skills that enhance patient-centeredness and interprofessional teamwork

Transformation of Care Curriculum

 The TEAM Clinic experience is just one part of our pilot project, the Transformation of Care Curriculum.

  • M1 TEAM Clinic

  • M2 Population Health

  • M3 Transition to Practice

  • M4 Care of vulnerable populations (optional)

This clincial experience sets the groundwork for a longitudinal course in population health in which students will learn how individual patient characteristics, risk factors and health status are reflected at a population level. As part of their learning, they will propose and implement systematic interventions for targeted health measures and reflect on the outcomes of their projects. Students will adapt these skills to their practice setting upon entering their core clinical experiences and may choose to pursue an additional elective to develop leadership skills in transformation of care focused on vulnerable populations.

Interested?

The application cycle will open late June to early July 2017. Students who are interested in participating and are accepted to the UK College of Medicine for Fall 2017 can request an email notification when applications open (https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2bmgDD7csrb9AJ7).

We're looking forward to working with you.

Maria Gabriela Castro, MD

Associate Professor & Director of Medical Student Education

Department of Family & Community Medicine

UK College of Medicine