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HSC II: Health Systems Experiences


You will complete a passport assignment for each of the three visits.

HSC II: Health Systems Experiences

Students will complete three Health Systems Experiences in the community.  These visits may occur in any order.  Each experience will have a corresponding assignment, please note details below.

  1. PACE/Physician Office Staff Visit:
    • Students need to contact their PACE preceptor/office and request to interview a non-physician team member. 
    • A corresponding passport will be completed and submitted following the visit.
  2. Community Referral from PACE office: 
    • Students need to contact the PACE office and ask for the name of a location/organization in the community to which the PACE preceptor/office refers out to regularly (examples include: community mental health center, counseling services, social service organization). 
    • A corresponding passport will be completed and submitted following the visit.
  3. Other Community Resource--Social Determinant of Health Organization: 
    • Students will choose a location and date/time for the visit on (refer to AIMS for details).  This experience will be completed interprofessionally with College of Pharmacy students. 
    • A corresponding passport will be completed and submitted individually. 
    • A group project will be completed with the team who visits the organization (M1 and P1 students).  The project will include 2-slides and a brief narrative (refer to AIMS for template and rubric).  The slides and brief narrative will be required for brief presentation on the April 23, 2020 session. 
    • Additionally, a reflective writing assignment (1-2 pages in length; 1-inch margins, 11 pt. font) will be submitted individually.  Reflection should address the following: The social determinant of health area addressed by the organization visited, what is the impact on future patients/practice as a physician? (must answer this)
      • Preconceived notions about the organization visited, the professions / roles at the organization - were these ideas challenged or confirmed?  (must answer this)
      • Optional items to consider:
        • Generally available information about the organization versus what information was needed or learned from visiting/talking with staff.
        • Funding considerations
        • Priorities versus actual daily activities
        • Collaboration with the healthcare system and opportunities / challenges based on commonly encountered medical conditions
      • See AIMS for additional details.