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  1. 2018: Healthcare at a Crossroads

    2018 is here and the US Healthcare Systems is at a major crossroads. Healthcare costs continue to rise and the US continues to lag behind other developed countries in most healthcare indices, despite spending more.  Although the ACA was not repealed, the passage of the tax reform law will have significant effects on premium costs and the number of uninsured. Read more... »

  2. Interprofessional Education

    Interprofessional Education

    As healthcare transitions more and more to team-based, it is vital that there is interprofessional education for both students and faculty. Interprofessional education (also known as inter-professional education or “IPE”) refers to occasions when students from two or more professions in health and social care learn together during all or part of their professional training with the object of cultivating collaborative practicefor providing patient-centered healthcare. There are a number of initiatives related to IPE at UW.

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  3. Unlocking Intrinsic Motivation

    At a recent UW SMPH Faculty Development Workshop, Dan Sklanksy, MD  discussed applying the principles of self-determination theory to foster intrinsic motivation in residents. Self-determination theory is based on our “our natural or intrinsic tendencies to behave in effective and healthy ways.” Autonomy, competence (mastery) and relatedness (purpose) are of the cornerstones of the theory. Read more... »