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


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

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21090944

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1466-187X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/0142159X.2010.528809


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England