New Curriculum Teaches Health Care Faculty How to Work as a Team - And Show Others the Way

Developing and supporting multidisciplinary health care team training

In 2005, the Association of American Medical Colleges assembled a group of health care faculty to design a curriculum on interdisciplinary teamwork—so that faculty could take their learning back to their peers and students to effect curriculum changes across professional schools. The association offered the curriculum twice between 2006 and 2008.

Key Results:

  • Some 56 health professions faculty completed the course.
  • The course indirectly supported institutional teams led or co-led by the scholars, with a total of more than 265 participants.

The association plans to offer the course again in 2009–10.

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