VISTA (Value, Improvement, Safety, and Team Advocates) is a new longitudinal curriculum launched this autumn by the University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine which aims to help students understand how health systems science improves medical care. The VISTA program is supported in part by a grant from the American Medical Association as part of its Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium, which includes more than 30 medical schools across the country. Under the new curriculum, medical students are being immersed in the health care system from day one of medical school—a unique approach given that medical students typically aren’t introduced into the clinical setting until their third or fourth years. The new curriculum allows first-year medical students to learn first-hand the value of teamwork by shadowing nurses in the clinical environment and participating in activities such as team huddles, intake assessments, and discharge processes with patients. Additionally, second-year medical students are currently working alongside pharmacy students and residents to learn how to work in teams. In order to integrate the project into the curriculum, all first and second year students received iPad minis. The devices were set up ahead of time with apps and educational links that students will be able to use throughout their time at Pritzker. Dr. Vineet Arora and Will Carosella will present the VISTA curriculum and the way technology will be used to enhance the program. This will include an overview of Pritzker’s process for setting up and distributing the iPads to students, covering areas of concern such as security, engagement, and technological limitations. 

Session date: 
10/06/2016 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm CDT
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation

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Speaker Name: 
Vineet Arora MD & Will Carosella