At the end of your second year in clinic, your team will complete a capstone project as a culmination of all the clinical work you’ve done. First, you’ll work with your preceptor to identify an issue at your clinical site. For example, your team might investigate why some patients miss their appointments or what hinders children trying to follow their provider’s nutritional recommendations.
Capstone coaches from the VPIL faculty will work with your team to develop a strong aim statement, brainstorm potential responses to the issue, implement a solution, and draw conclusions. Finally, you’ll present it at an end-of-year colloquium, where you’ll share the results of your hard work with other VPIL teams and faculty.
Even after your two years in VPIL ends, your implemented solution will stand as a lasting legacy to your work and growth at your clinical site.
2020 Capstone Posters
- Adult Emergency Department – Improving Transitions of Care: Medication Reconciliation in the Emergency Department
- Vanderbilt Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery – Reducing the Number of Surgeries that are Canceled or Rescheduled Due to Patient Failure to Stop Anticoagulant Medication
- The Clinic at Mercury Courts – Reduction of Provider-, Staff-, and Student-Reported Stigma in Caring for Patients Experiencing Opioid Use Disorder
- Eskind Diabetes Clinic – Implementation of Phone/Text Reminders to Enhance Glucometer Integration into Care
- Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic – Introducing Opioid Use Disorder Resources to Clinic Workflow Without Increasing Provider Burden
- Westhaven Family Practice – Improving Health Maintenance Screenings in Primary Care
- Hematology/Stem Cell Clinic – Anxiety and Depression Screening In Oncology Patients
- Pediatric Gastroenterology – Assessment of Effectiveness and Usability of a Toileting Handout for Constipated Children
- Adolescent and Young Adult Health Clinic – Improving Discussions & Documentation of E-cigarette Use
- Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit – Targeting Medication Reconciliation Completion Rates via Resident Education