Right Care OVERUSE Daily Labs Initiative

Right Care OVERUSE Daily Labs Initiative


Apply Now! Leadership program available to Incoming Chief Residents

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.

Participants in the program receive web-based instruction for leading rounds and choosing cases, and one-on-one mentoring from a health care leader. Last year, 32 teams of chief residents from leading hospitals across the nation were accepted into the program, the first of its kind. Over 90% of surveyed chief residents indicated that Right Care Rounds uncovered opportunities for improving the quality of care; a third of residents 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. http://goo.gl/forms/MmA5k5Ax3NAWowCI2

We will be opening a new and highly selective Research Track this year. Teams that are accepted into the research track will work more intensively with senior program faculty to complete a program evaluation with a set of existing surveys and tools; this group will receive strong mentorship to learn program evaluation methods and techniques, and work as a cohort with the goal of producing material for publication.

We hope you will consider applying and/or sharing this email with your colleagues. Should you have questions, please feel free to contact us directly at apply@LownInstitute.org.

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.


Application Deadline: August 15, 2016

Eligibility: Chief Residents in ACGME-accredited training programs in the United States*


  • Commitment to implement RightCare Rounds on a monthly basis
  • Participation in a 2-part web-based training program (1.5 hours each) and a consulting session with program faculty
  • Participation in monthly conference calls featuring notable speakers and opportunities for collaboration with peers, when possible
  • Completion of an initial and final program evaluation
  • Participation in RightCare Action Week
  • Commitment to work with a Faculty Mentor in your Residency Program: Your mentor will receive updates on the program and be invited to all training sessions, and 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 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.

IMPORTANT: Please submit your resume/CV to apply@LownInstitute.org. Your application will be considered complete once you’ve submitted this form and your resume. An email will be sent to you indicating the completion of your application once both are received.

*We will consider other extremely qualified applicants in a limited number of cases. If you are interested in applying for the program, but are not a Chief Resident or in a team with a Chief Resident, please contact us directly at apply@LownInstitute.org.

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