5 – Competence Workshop

Please contact our office for more information on completing your requirement (ipe@uams.edu)

(Topics subject to change)

09/22/23: Byron/Live Patient Interview?
10/20/23: Functional Anatomy (limited attendees)
10/27/23: Social Determinants of Health (best if paired with Poverty Simulation)
11/17/23: Lifestyle Medicine?


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Digital Health / Telehealth (all colleges)
Learn about the differences between Telehealth, Telemedicine, and Digital Health as well as their applications in patient-based settings. Watch a short video presentation on “Digital Health in Practice” and then work as an inter-professional team to assist in two different cases to determine the patient’s needs and care plans.

Financial Wellness (No COM) 
Description coming soon

Food Insecurity (all colleges)
A case-based workshop teaching students screening tools such as “SEARCH” to assess for food insecurity indications in patients and their families.  This workshop also teaches students important food insecurity referral systems such as community resources, and the importance of compassion and understanding in the clinical setting for those who suffer from food insecurity.

Functional Anatomy (CHP restrictions)
A case-based workshop where students participate in interprofessional teams to create a comprehensive care plan in the form of a concept map. Students will have access to written case information as well as lab work, screenings, and anatomical scans to examine. Students MUST bring a laptop to this event in order to access the documentation.

Pandemic Flu/COVID (all colleges)
A case-based workshop where students participate in interprofessional teams to create a comprehensive collaborative plan to manage a pandemic crisis scenario. Students will be assigned specific roles on their team to represent a hospital crisis team. Each team must come up with a plan to handle the crisis scenario based on the information provided. A committee chair will also be assigned to help develop a collaborative plan to address the key considerations to address the pandemic crisis.

Humanities (all colleges)
Description coming soon

Lifestyle Medicine (all colleges)
The American College of Lifestyle Medicine defines Lifestyle Medicine as “the use of lifestyle interventions in the treatment and management of disease.” Use of whole food, plant-predominant dietary lifestyle, regular physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances, and positive social connection as a primary therapeutic modality for treatment and reversal of chronic disease. This case-based competence workshop has teams working to apply lifestyle medicine interventions as an interprofessional care team.

Case-based live patient interaction with pre and de-debrief including action-based checklists.

Patient case/interview (all colleges)
Participating in interprofessional teams, students will be presented with one paper case and one live patient. Students are tasked with creating a comprehensive care plan in the form of a “concept map” for each case. Students will base their concept map on the information in the written document for the paper case. For the live patient, the patient will give a short talk about themselves then teams will be allowed to ask questions of the patient for any clarifications before creating the concept map.  Teams will then have a small group and large group discussions to review the plans they came up with and how they may or may not differ.

Plain Language/Health Literacy (all colleges)
Clear communication is central to the achievement and dissemination of health-related outcomes in education, clinical care, and research. Students will explore discipline-specific roles in the development and delivery of health information, become familiar with some practical approaches to writing health information that is readable, understandable, and actionable, and will apply those skills in the review and editing of sample materials.

Poverty Simulation (all colleges)
“Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families. But unless you’ve experienced poverty, it’s difficult to truly understand. The event bridges that gap from misconception to understanding as an interactive immersion experience. It sensitizes community participants to the realities of poverty.” (CAPS)  This is a DUAL CREDIT activity. You will need to register for (and get credit for) 1401-001 IPEC Immersion Simulation and 1501-001 IPEC Competence Workshop in GUS.

Professional Wellness (all colleges)
“The quality and safety of patient care, and indeed the very vitality of our health care systems, depend heavily on high-functioning physicians. Yet recent data have revealed an extraordinarily high — and increasing — prevalence of physician burnout, defined as emotional exhaustion, interpersonal disengagement, and a low sense of personal accomplishment. There is compelling evidence that burnout negatively affects patient care, therefore healthcare professionals need to learn tools to create their optimal state of physical, mental, and social well-being.” NEJM

Social Determinants of Health (must attend the Poverty Simulation) (all colleges)
This competence workshop is a TERRIFIC opportunity to use what you learned if you participated in the Poverty Simulation activity. A case will be presented and students will be asked to create a comprehensive care plan in the form of a concept map taking into consideration the socio/economic concerns of the patient/family and addressing social determinants of health.