Patient and Family Engaged Medical Education

Our Vision

The patient, family, and caregiver perspectives are included at the exploration, development, and implementation stages of curriculum design; moving the patients, families, and caregivers from the role of “end user” to that of designer of the hearts and minds of future clinicians.

Our Mission

To authentically engage patients, families, and caregivers in medical education programs.

We will achieve our goals by:

  • PARTNERING with an engaged group of volunteers to ensure patient-centered concepts are represented our programs
  • Creating a COMMUNITY of patients, families, and caregivers who volunteer in medical education programs in the School of Medicine
  • Measuring the IMPACT of patient, family, and caregiver engagement in our medical education program
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Interested in getting involved? Contacts us at patientsandfamilies@stanford.edu

I’ve begun to notice that there is great rapport being built between me and her by virtue of the longevity of our relationship – this has given me glimpses into the power of longitudinal relationships with patients and what impact it could have on perceived and actual trust.

- Walk with Me Student

 

Longitudinal Patient Partnerships

Walk with Me: A Patient & Family Engaged Exploration of Health and the Health Care System (INDE 290/PAS 280)

Open to first year medical students and physician assistant students. Select course number above to view course description. 

Caring for Individuals with Disabilities (FAMMED 216)

Open to all medical students and physician assistant students. Select course number above to view course description. 

Childhood and Chronic Illness: Impact on Family Development (Pals Program) (PEDS 281)

Open to first and second year medical students. Select course number above to view course description. 

Lunchtime Seminar Series

What Keeps Us Up at Night (MED 219)

Open to medical students, PA students, and undergraduates. Select course number above to view course description.