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Jun 18, 2024

For nearly 100 years, there have been calls from experts and other stakeholders to change medical education to incorporate “health systems science” (HSS). This push for HSS in health professions education is heating up, as multiple countries seek physicians who have new sets of skills and behaviours to improve the performance of health care systems and improve patient outcomes. Jason presents a qualitative study that sets out to identify “value-added roles for medical students within the health care delivery system” in Pennsylvania, USA.  

Authors: Gonzalo JD, Graaf D, Johannes B, Blatt B, Wolpaw DR.

Publication details: Adding Value to the Health Care System: Identifying Value-Added Systems Roles for Medical Students. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2016 Apr 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed Link