Addressing the systems-based practice requirement with health policy content and educational technology.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Duke University Hospital Office of Graduate Medical Education and Duke University's Fuqua School of Business collaborated to offer a Health Policy lecture series to residents and fellows across the institution, addressing the "Systems-based Practice" competency.During the first year, content was offered in two formats: live lecture and web/podcast. Participants could elect the modality which was most convenient for them. In Year Two, the format was changed so that all content was web/podcast and a quarterly live panel discussion was led by module presenters or content experts. Lecture evaluations, qualitative focus group feedback, and post-test data were analyzed.A total of 77 residents and fellows from 8 (of 12) Duke Graduate Medical Education departments participated. In the first year, post-test results were the same for those who attended the live lectures and those who participated via web/podcast. A greater number of individuals participated in Year Two. Participants from both years expressed the need for health policy content in their training programs. Participants in both years valued a hybrid format for content delivery, recognizing a desire for live interaction with the convenience of accessing web/podcasts at times and locations convenient for them. A positive unintended consequence of the project was participant networking with residents and fellows from other specialties.

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Cited Authors

  • Nagler, A; Andolsek, K; Dossary, K; Schlueter, J; Schulman, K

Published Date

  • 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 12

Start / End Page

  • e559 - e565

PubMed ID

  • 21090944

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1466-187X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/0142159X.2010.528809


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England