Telluride Day 1: Connie Chin

As the day ended, it was clear there was a consensus that inter-professionalism and patient safety needed to be taught early on in our careers. Each person’s exposure varied. Some received no training while others received a week. Some had it in their first year and others in the second year. Talking with other students, I learned there were a variety of ways that they were taught including small group sessions and code simulations. However, these sessions were felt to be ineffective. They pointed out stereotypes of professions or highlighted that they didn’t know how to run a code but no true dialogue was created. It raises the questions, what would be the most effective curriculum for schools to use? How should we introduce these concepts and when? How often should these concepts be revisited?