Center of Outpatient Education Pathway

The Center of Outpatient Education is a training pathway with the outpatient rotations primarily based at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. This program began in 2011 when the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center received a $5 million federal grant to offer physicians and nurse practitioner learners a novel and visionary approach to health care in the 21st century. It has several curricular components: training in the six sigma and other performance improvement tools-leadership in quality improvement care; interdisciplinary team-based care; proactive care; real-time patient feedback; humanities in health care and virtual health care.

Length of training: three years
Setting: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Louis Stokes Cleveland Veteran Affairs Medical Center

Description and Defining Characteristics

The Center of Outpatient Education residents participate in an innovative program primarily based at the VA called Transforming Out-Patient Care (TOPC).

In January 2011, the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center received a $5 million federal grant to offer physician and nurse practitioner learners a novel and visionary approach to health care in the 21st century. In collaboration with the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and supported by the VA Office of Academic Affiliations, this Center of Outpatient Education will prepare residents and nurse practitioner students to work in new models of care that demand teamwork and patient-centered care. Students will be offered novel educational opportunities to build on current strengths in the curriculum as well as acquire new skill sets.

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