Foundations of Health Care Delivery

February 11, 2015


Foundations of Health Care Delivery (FHD): Course Description

Foundations of Health Care Delivery (FHD) is a longitudinal four-year course which embeds students into the care delivery systems to: 

1   Create self-directed learners

2   Cultivate respectful professionals

3   Integrate systems knowledge with clinical care

4   Prepare professionals with systems level skills necessary to provide care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable

The vision of Foundations of Health Care Delivery is to offer students a longitudinal experience in which they:
- learn about the systems of health care
- learn foundational skills that help them better   understand how health systems function
- gain important skills to function in and eventually modify the systems

During the first two years of FHD, students complete course requirements in two tracks: Continuity Clinical Experience (CCX) and Vanderbilt Program for Interprofessional Learning (VPIL). For more information about the four-year curriculum of Foundations of Health Care Delivery, please visit the FHD website at