New patient centered-curriculum pushing NYU Langone GI physicians to strive for excellence: 4 key notes

After identifying patient-centered care as a cornerstone of its clinical mission, New York's NYU Langone Medical Center developed a new curriculum to challenge its gastroenterologists.

Here's what you need to know.

1. Center physicians with the support of entrepreneur Christopher Burch created a patient-centered care curriculum for its faculty.

2. The curriculum features many activities including lectures, roundtables and clinical examination sessions centered on improving patient care.

3. An example session happened during an Institutional Review Board study and allowed physicians to interact with actors in challenging clinical scenarios.

Physicians received feedback from both the patients and the review board. The providers were also able to review tape from the sessions to see how they did privately.

Director of the Division of Gastroenterology Mark B. Pochapin, MD, found the session to be beneficial. He said "After over 20 years of practicing medicine, I found this to be one of the most effective methods I have seen for teaching physicians how to view the clinical interaction from the patient perspective and thus provide a more patient-centered experience."

4. In addition to supporting the curriculum, Mr. Burch also created an annual award to recognize extraordinary "practices of humanism in medicine."

This year four medical professionals and physicians received the honor. They are:

  • Jungwon Jun, BSN, RN, endoscopy nurse at VA Hospital-Manhattan, in New York
  • Mabel Liu, RN, and the clinical coordinator of the endoscopy unit at NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Carlie Patterson, PA-C, physician assistant, with the division of gastroenterology at Bellevue Hospital in New York
  • Renee L. Williams, MD, assistant professor of medicine and attending gastroenterologist with the NYU Langone Medical Center
New patient centered-curriculum pushed NYU Langone GI physicians to strive for excellence: 4 key notes

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