How can I incorporate Patients & Families into my teaching?
Most faculty have some experience engaging patients in class, typically to share their story with students. Many of them are seeking out the patient & family perspective earlier in the curriculum planning process to ensure that the patient perspective is represented. Patient & Family Partners can be integrated as partners in the classroom and clinical setting, and can engage in roles ranging from speaker, panel member, small-group discussion facilitator, or participate as co-developer of patient and family-centered curriculum.
“Being part of this course is joy of practice.
"Walk with Me has been a reminder about what matters most to me in the practice of medicine: connection, presence, and awareness of our patients’ whole stories."
- Walk With Me Faculty
Interested in developing a new patient & family engaged course, or collaborating to develop a session in an existing course or clerkship? Interested in engaging in research, or mentoring students in patient-centered quality improvement projects? Click on the button below to complete the interest form.
Ways to Engage
- Present in or lead a session of an existing course
- Update or create new curriculum
- Participate in Patient & Family Engaged Medical Education Research
- Connect with students for mentorship and research