Redesigning Education to Accelerate Change in Healthcare (REACH) is an American Medical Association (AMA) grant-funded initiative to transform the Brody Medical School curriculum so that it better prepares future physicians in patient safety, quality improvement and population health in an environment of team-based, patient-centered care. The grant addresses the substantial gap that now exists between what physicians have been taught in the past and what they will need to know now and in the future to provide safer, higher quality patient care.
Brody's REACH Initiative is one of 11 medical schools nationwide to receive funding and is part of a consortium of schools implementing innovative changes to their curricula. To learn more about the AMA consortium, click here.
This five year, $1 million award began in September 2013 and has three main objectives:
- To plan and implement a faculty development program, the Teachers of Quality Academy, to develop in Brody faculty the skills to practice and teach patient safety, quality improvement and population health concepts as members of inter-professional teams.
- To enhance the longitudinal curriculum for undergraduate medical students to better prepare them to meet the challenges of healthcare today and in the future.
- To develop a Leaders in INnovative Care (LINC) Scholars program for a select group of medical students who will receive advanced training in patient safety, quality improvement, health system transformation and leadership.