Meet Hessa. There’s not a whole lot this young girl doesn’t do: She’s just as likely to cough or sneeze during appointments as she is to close her mouth in fatigue, hyperventilate, or simply complain of a hurting tooth. Her behaviors help second-year dental students feel more comfortable with practical skills and chairside manner before they begin seeing patients in clinic. There’s one more thing: Hessa is a robot.
As our health care system is transforming, it is important that the way we teach our future health care professionals transforms as well. Interprofessional education and team-based medicine are at the center of a growing movement of collaborative training among health professions students.
Public Health Educational Affiliation renewed between School of Rural Public Health and U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School
The U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S), based at Fort Sam Houston near San Antonio, has developed an educational public health affiliation with the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health.