Cost-Conscious Medical Education

by Allan Joseph

I’ve got a post over at Costs of Care talking about how medical education can reinforce so-called “high-value care” in preclinical teaching. Here’s an excerpt:

Start with the physicians and professors who lecture pre-clinical students. Rather than working with a whole department of, say, cardiologists during their clinical rotations, pre-clinical students have just a few lecturers shaping their initial exposure to cardiology. That means getting just two or three physicians to integrate cost-consciousness into their teaching can shape the way an entire class of trainees thinks. This is a high leverage activity that will change the students’ perspective on cost very early on.

Go on over and take a look!
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Allan Joseph is a first year medical student at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where he is pursuing an MD/MPP. You can follow him on Twitter @allanmjoseph.

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