Right Care Educator Program

Right Care Educator Program

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The Lown Institute Right Care Educator Program

We are pleased to announce the Lown Institute is accepting applications for the Right Care Educator Program.

The Right Care Educator Program provides chief residents with training and support to implement Right Care Rounds in their home institutions. Right Care Rounds use the familiar format of a case presentation, incorporating evidence-based discussions that explore the drivers of medical overuse and promote appropriate, patient-focused care. Goals for Right Care Rounds include teaching clinicians to: recognize and avoid overuse; consider both clinical and social needs of patients; and identify opportunities to improve the quality of care. Right Care Rounds may also address barriers to accessing care, how to care for patients without strong social networks, and failures in patient safety.

In addition to web-based instruction for leading rounds and choosing cases, all participants will have the opportunity to engage in one-on-one mentoring from a health care leader. Over the years, we’ve had over 60 teams of chief residents from leading hospitals across the nation accepted into the program. Over 90% of surveyed chief residents indicated that Right Care Rounds uncovered opportunities for improving the quality of care; a third were able to implement changes at their institution to improve patient care as a result of Right Care Rounds within just half a year of the program launching.

Program Snapshot

Overview: The program will provide training and individualized consulting sessions to a group of Chief Residents as well as a small stipend for catering.

Eligibility: This year’s (2017-2018) chief Residents in ACGME-accredited training programs in the United States

Application: https://goo.gl/forms/BYQnQxGTIPaViSr32

Application Deadline: Friday, October 27, 2017

Requirements:

  • Commitment to implement Right Care Rounds on a monthly basis
  • Participation in a two (2) part web-based training program (1 hour each)
  • Completion of an end-of-year program evaluation
  • Commitment to work with a Faculty Member* from your Residency Program

 

*Faculty Mentor: Your mentor will receive updates on the program and be invited to all training sessions. We ask that they agree to be a resource for you to implement RightCare Rounds by providing guidance to help your team complete program requirements and connect teams with other colleagues and resources, and guidance with case generation and case presentations. We encourage faculty mentors to attend the first Right Care Round, at a minimum, and to be in regular communication throughout the course of the program.

Questions? Contact apply@LownInstitute.org.

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