REACH Videos

Recent News and Updates

April 30, 2014

University Awards Day Ceremony

In the ambition category, recipients were Kristen Harris, academic advisor in the College of Business; and members of the REACH Team at the Brody School of Medicine. REACH stands for Redesigning Education to Accelerate Change in Healthcare. Team members are Dr. Elizabeth Baxley, Brody Academic Affairs and Dr. Luan Lawson, Brody Academic Affairs and Department of Emergency Medicine (team leaders); Yancey Crawford, Brody Academic Affairs; Dr. Herbert Garrison, Graduate Medical Education and Department of Emergency Medicine; Dr. Jason Higginson, Department of Pediatrics; Dr. Donna Lake, School of Nursing; Dr. Suzanne Lazorick, Public Health and Department of Pediatrics; and Dr. Danielle Walsh, Department of Pediatric Surgery.
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April 1, 2014

COLLABORATIVE CARE - Training brings future doctors, nurses together in clinical simulations

Johnny Jones has high blood pressure and diabetes, conditions often seen by health care providers in eastern North Carolina. But a swollen leg and fever brought him to the hospital. Three nurses and two physicians started their assessment when Jones, who had been coughing non-stop, said he couldn’t breathe. “Let’s get him some oxygen,” a doctor said. “We may have to intubate.”
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March 25, 2014

TRANSFORMATIVE WORK - AMA speaks to the future of medical education during visit to ECU

Education for health care professionals in the 21st century must focus on teamwork and interdisciplinary training, individualized learning for students and patient-centered care. That was the message delivered by American Medical Association representatives visiting East Carolina University on March 25.
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March, 2014

Curriculum changes aim to eliminate health care disparities

How should physicians of the future eliminate health care disparities and deliver the best patient care? Some schools are beginning to address this weighty question by focusing on the unique needs of underserved populations, workforce diversity and population health.
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February 5, 2014

TEACHERS OF QUALITY:  Advanced faculty training to enhance medical education

A group of East Carolina University faculty members will spend the next 12 months exploring ways to educate students about patient safety, quality improvement and team-based care along with new ways of teaching that engage students more actively in their own education.
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February, 2014

Faculty trained to teach team-based care to physicians of tomorrow

A select group of faculty members of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University are embarking on a year-long professional development program designed to develop skills for implementing new practice design.
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January 30, 2014

"We think this is the tipping point" - A year of accelerating change in medical education

A year after its launch, the AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative has exceeded expectations in leading partnerships to transform medical education. In the four months since the grant awards began, the AMA’s 11 partner schools are implementing new ideas and working together - eager to spread innovation.
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January 27, 2014

First group selected for new faculty training program

A group of East Carolina University faculty members will spend the next 12 months exploring ways to educate students about patient safety, quality improvement and team-based care along with new ways of teaching that engage students more actively in their own education.
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January 22, 2014

New faculty training program aims to transform medical education

A select group of faculty members of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University are embarking on a year-long professional development program designed to develop skills for implementing new practice design and new curricula for today’s environment of team-based care.
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November 09, 2013

Brody to Transform Physician Training

“We are thrilled to learn that the AMA saw the strengths of the Brody proposal and selected it for funding. It is clear that the healthcare system in this country are focusing more on safety, improving care, and improving the experience of care for patients and families. Our medical schools today not only have the imperative to teach the art and science of medical care, but to train our graduates how to work in, and improve, complex health systems. Preparing students to work in teams with other health professionals is a hallmark of the needed changes, as is a better understanding of the “health” of a community and how we can positively impact that.”

It is clear that the healthcare system in this country are focusing more on safety, improving care, and improving the experience of care for patients and families.

“This grant provides Brody, and ECU Division of Health Sciences, with the opportunity to create and test new models of medical education. All students will benefit from the changes we are planning. Additionally, a group of up to 10 students per year will be selected to become LINC Scholars, which stands for Leaders in Innovative Care. These students will do additional course work and lead projects to improve care. At the end of their training, they will have earned a Certificate in Healthcare Transformation and Leadership. Lastly, we know that one of the most significant needs is to provide training for the faculty who will be teaching in this new program. We will recruit interested faculty into a Teachers of Quality Academy, which will provide them with opportunities to learn more about patient safety, quality improvement and team-based care, as well as explore new ways of teaching that engage our students more actively in their own education.”

June 14, 2014

ACCELERATING CHANGE Brody School of Medicine receives $1 million national award

East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine is one of 11 schools in the nation selected for a $1 million grant from the American Medical Association to change the way it educates students while keeping its focus on rural and underserved populations. .
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