Interprofessional student education

Exchange program between Albert Einstein College of medicine and pacific college of oriental medicine

Belinda J. Anderson, Patrick D. Herron, Sherry A. Downie, Daniel C. Myers, Felise B. Milan, Todd R. Olson, Ben E. Kligler, Victor S. Sierpina, Mary Jo Kreitzer

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Abstract

The growing popularity of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), of which estimated 38% of adults in the United States used in 2007, has engendered changes in medical school curricula to increase students' awareness of it. Exchange programs between conventional medical schools and CAM institutions are recognized as an effective method of interprofessional education. The exchange program between Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein, Yeshiva University) and Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York campus (PCOM-NY) is in its fifth year and is part of a broader relationship between the schools encompassing research, clinical training, interinstitutional faculty and board appointments, and several educational activities. The Einstein/PCOM-NY student education exchange program is part of the Einstein Introduction to Clinical Medicine Program and involves students from Einstein learning about Chinese medicine through a lecture, the experience of having acupuncture, and a four-hour preceptorship at the PCOM outpatient clinic. The students from PCOM learn about allopathic medicine training through an orientation lecture, a two-and-a-half-hour dissection laboratory session along side Einstein student hosts, and a tour of the clinical skills center at the Einstein campus. In the 2011/2012 offering of the exchange program, the participating Einstein and PCOM students were surveyed to assess the educational outcomes. The data indicate that the exchange program was highly valued by all students and provided a unique learning experience. Survey responses from the Einstein students indicated the need for greater emphasis on referral information, which has been highlighted in the literature as an important medical curriculum integrative medicine competency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-381
Number of pages5
JournalExplore: The Journal of Science and Healing
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes

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East Asian Traditional Medicine
Medicine
Albert Einstein
Students
Education
Complementary Therapies
Medical Schools
Curriculum
Preceptorship
Integrative Medicine
Learning
Acupuncture
Clinical Competence
Clinical Medicine
Dissection
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Alternatives
Appointments and Schedules
Referral and Consultation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Chiropractics
  • Analysis
  • Nursing(all)

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Interprofessional student education : Exchange program between Albert Einstein College of medicine and pacific college of oriental medicine. / Anderson, Belinda J.; Herron, Patrick D.; Downie, Sherry A.; Myers, Daniel C.; Milan, Felise B.; Olson, Todd R.; Kligler, Ben E.; Sierpina, Victor S.; Kreitzer, Mary Jo.

In: Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, Vol. 8, No. 6, 11.2012, p. 377-381.

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Anderson, Belinda J. ; Herron, Patrick D. ; Downie, Sherry A. ; Myers, Daniel C. ; Milan, Felise B. ; Olson, Todd R. ; Kligler, Ben E. ; Sierpina, Victor S. ; Kreitzer, Mary Jo. / Interprofessional student education : Exchange program between Albert Einstein College of medicine and pacific college of oriental medicine. In: Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. 2012 ; Vol. 8, No. 6. pp. 377-381.
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