College of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Articles

Title

The Interdisciplinary Generalist Curriculum Project at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

ISBN or ISSN

1040-2446

Publication Title

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Volume

76

Issue

4 Suppl

Publication Date / Copyright Date

4-1-2001

First Page

104

Last Page

108

Publisher

Published for the Association of American Medical Colleges by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Abstract

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Nova Southeastern) proposed for its IGC Project to match students with community-based generalist physician role models through partnership with a managed care organization (MCO). An unanticipated corporate merger between the initial managed care partner and another health plan resulted in Nova Southeastern's negotiating training partnerships with multiple MCOS: Other program elements that differed from what was originally proposed include provision of an interactive utilization management session at a hospital or skilled nursing facility, rather than a headquarters-based utilization management rotation; combining multiple learning experiences for students within a single MCO session; having a portion of the training take place at field-based sites outside MCO headquarters or after normal business hours (i.e., MCO physician committee meetings); and recruitment of physician mentors through a variety of means and not just through MCOS: The current goals emphasize preparing students to have a working knowledge of managed care principles and practice that can be applied in any medical field and setting. This goal contrasts with the original goal of preparing students for jobs "within" managed care. The IGC Project is viewed at Nova Southeastern as the flagship of interdisciplinary curricular changes in the training of tomorrow's physicians.

Disciplines

Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Osteopathic Medicine and Osteopathy

Keywords

Curriculum, Education, Medical, Undergraduate, Florida, Humans, Managed Care Programs, Models, Educational, Preceptorship

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