Tufts Health Care Institute provides a curriculum framework and
instructional materials to help faculty, students, and trainees
within undergraduate and graduate medical education and advanced
practice nursing education to prepare for successful practice
in a rapidly changing health care environment.
Major initiatives of the Association of American Medical Colleges
(AAMC) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
(ACGME) reinforce the need for clinicians to acquire new knowledge
and skills. Among other directives, the ACGME now requires that
all training programs teach and demonstrate trainee competence
in two new categories: systems-based practice and practice-based
learning and improvement. Guidelines from the American Board of
Medical Specialties on maintenance of certification also require
assessment of the same set of general competencies. The National
Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) has issued
relates to understanding the larger context and system of health
care and mobilizing resources of that system on behalf of patients.
and Improvement focuses on enhancing patient care through understanding
and applying evidence-based medicine, quality assessment and improvement,
information technology, and population-based care.
THCI works with and through residency programs directors, GME leadership,
and other clinical faculty at academic institutions to bring these resources,
materials, courseware, and faculty development around utilization and implementation
of its resources to their affiliated faculty, students, and trainees.
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Of Special Interest
Faculty, medical educators, students, and trainees, may be especially
interested in THCI's:
- Instructional programs and materials to help train health
care professionals to practice comfortably and effectively.
- Highly interactive, up-to-date, and dynamic education and assessment
resources on quality measurement and improvement and clinical
care management. Modules are appropriate for doctors, nurses,
pharmacists, other practitioners, along with students and trainees.
Online assessment tools are self-scoring.
and conferences - Programs range in length from one hour
to one week and feature presentations by and interaction with
knowledgeable faculty, all of whom have practical experience
in their field.
Other online resources
- Supplementing modules, workshops, and conferences, these resources
include articles, reports, websites, glossary terms, as well as
and other references.
THCI's Topical Issues
examine current key issues within the health care environment.
Recent articles have included:
THCI Faculty Development
THCI staff, advisors, and consultants are knowledgeable about
the new ACGME requirements, particularly as they relate to systems-based
practice, practice-based learning and improvement, and competency-based
THCI can arrange faculty development workshops and conferences
with program directors in medicine and nursing to teach about the competency
requirements in these areas, as well training on integrating THCI educational
resources and materials within existing programs, institutions, and practice sites.