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VPIL highlighted as example of providing “Meaningful Roles for Medical Students in the Provision of Longitudinal Patient Care” in this JAMA Viewpoint article

Jan. 7, 2015—“New concepts of a more substantive role for students are emerging. Grumbach et al have addressed opportunities for clinical settings to become ‘learning institutions,’ and described the potential for students, even early in their studies, to become competent in skills such as motivational interviewing.”

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Team seeks to hone in on health care ‘hot spots’

Jun. 26, 2014—VUMC Reporter, June 26, 2014  VPIL team received a grant from the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, Primary Care Progress, and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to zero in on “super users” in order to identify the reasons behind high utilization and to teach patients how to overcome them. Team Members Andrew Wu...

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SOM instructors recognized for serving the underserved

Aug. 1, 2013—A combination of highly rated clinical skills, a thirst for mentorship and a deep sense of respect for their patients are among the reasons listed in two recent recognitions for a pair of Vanderbilt physicians.

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Grant to support team-based compassionate care training

Aug. 1, 2013—The Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning (VPIL) has received a $183,000 Baptist Healing Trust (BHT) grant to support team-based training called “Coaching for Compassionate Care: Developing a new model for health professions education.”

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VPIL Faculty Present at Collaborating Across Borders IV (Vancouver, CA; June 12-14, 2013)

Jun. 14, 2013—CAB conferences focus on interprofessional education, practice, leadership and policy in a North American context and feature best practices, showcase evidence-based outcomes and lessons learned, and provide a venue for scholarly dialogue and productive networking. Southeast Consortium for Interprofessional Education: Using Blended Interprofessional e-Learning to Teach Collaborative Practice, Principles of Patient Safety and Quality, and...

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VPIL Students Win Outstanding Poster Award

Apr. 20, 2013—  VPIL second-year medical students Gretchen Edwards, Cristina Farkas, Richard Latuska and Clinton Morgan and faculty member Heather Davidson, Ph.D. presented a poster at the Southern Group on Educational Affairs/Southern Group on Student Affairs (regional group of the Association of American Medical Colleges) meeting in April 2013 in Savannah, GA. Their poster, The Evolution of Clinical...

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Award honors strong bonds between VU, Nashville CARES

Dec. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt University has been named to receive the Nashville CARES Corporate Partner Award.

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