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Advanced Assessment to Accelerate Diagnostic Skill Acquisition

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R41GM108104-01A1
Agency Tracking Number: R41GM108104
Amount: $144,721.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: NIGMS
Solicitation Number: PA13-235
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
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PETALUMA, CA 94952-5216
United States
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Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 NOELLE LAVOIE
 (303) 817-7436
 lavoie@parallel-consulting.com
Business Contact
 NOELLE LAVOIE
Phone: (303) 817-7436
Email: lavoie@parallel-consulting.com
Research Institution
 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY SCH OF MED
 
PO BOX 19616 801 N RUTLEDGE ST FL 2
SPRINGFIELD, IL 62794-9616
United States

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 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Current approaches to medical education produce new physicians with insufficient clinical competency to practice effectively with limited supervision, which has serious implications for patient outcomes during hospitaloff hours. Up to 70% of patients admitted to a hospital are admitted on nights or weekends, when staffing is low and residents may be in charge of patient care. Off-hours care is linked to an increase in medical errors, surgical complications, and readmission rates. Negative patient outcomes during off hours are 2 to 8 times more likely to occur under the care of residents in their first postgraduate year. We propose to improve undergraduate medical education to minimize the time to clinical competency forfirst year residents through targeted diagnostic reasoning skill development that (1) integrates basic science and clinical instruction; (2) provides deliberate practice with structured, case-based learning opportunities; and (3) enables anytime/anywh

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