University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Family Medicine

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TOPMEd- Level 3: Advanced Integration

Level 3 provides students with additional responsibilities for patient care including two acting internships, a required course in emergency medicine, and clinical electives. Students also fulfill a requirement for scholarly work in teaching or research. TOPMEd Curriculum elements are included in these courses:

Senior Patient-Centered Medical Home project

TOPMEd will develop a one-month elective in which students select a practice and community, based on their placement and experiences, and have the opportunity for more extensive involvement with community partners and a longitudinal opportunity to meet with practice-based community health teams. The projects will be population-based, and support the Patient-Centered Medical Home development at each of the teaching sites.

Blueprint Elective 

Vermont is a leader in health care reform and has implemented a state-wide Blueprint for Health Initiative. Family Medicine faculty are well-positioned within this initiative and can facilitate medical student electives. TOPMEd will take advantage of this opportunity and create an elective in which students can work directly with policy makers on the state level and be involved in NCQA practice evaluations working directly with staff evaluators.

Distance Learning Elective in Patient-Centered Medical Home concepts

Many UVM fourth year medical students are not physically located on the main campus of the school and thus participate in learning activities from a variety of locations throughout the United States and the world. Distance learning electives allow students to gain valuable education opportunities from anywhere with an internet connection, and TOPMEd will develop a Patient-Centered Medical Home distance learning elective that further teaches the concepts of Patient-Centered Medical Home care and culminates with a project.

Last modified April 13 2016 12:47 PM