Teaching the Next Generation of Physician Advocates: Advocacy Curriculum for Neurology Residents

Event Time: Sunday May 5, 2019 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
ELA Type: Policy, Practice, and Performance: Staying Ahead of Change
Topic(s): General Neurology, Practice, Policy, and Ethics
Director(s): Kara Stavros MD, Jonathan Cahill MD, FAAN
Description: Education in advocacy and public policy fulfills an ACGME requirement in health systems, however most neurology residency programs do not have a curriculum exposing residents to this topic. This talk will explore the different tiers of advocacy (individual/interpersonal, organizational, community, public policy) and the diverse forms advocacy can take. The talk will center on various ways in which advocacy and public policy education can be incorporated into a neurology residency curriculum using lectures, interactive small groups, team projects, and other approaches. The benefits that formalized education on physician advocacy can provide for residents in training will be delineated. Providing education on advocacy and public policy will help residents foster the skills to practice physician advocacy in their future careers and empower them to advocate on behalf of themselves and their patients. Empowering residents to make their voices heard as advocates may also engender a greater sense of control and satisfaction, which can lower the risk of future burnout.
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CME Credits: 0
Core Competencies: Systems-Based Practice, Patient Care, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism

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