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The VISTA program, which will roll out starting in fall 2016, uses technology to help students understand the science of health care delivery and become better advocates for their patients. Students will receive an iPad mini with apps to help them track the hospital’s quality metrics, document potential safety issues and collaborate with other members of the care team. Student buy-in “Medicine tends to be a hierarchical field, and the sooner medical students learn how to speak up about a potential safety issue, the easier it will be for them to do it later on,” said Adam Vohra, MS4, and MBA candidate. Vohra learned how to work on a team while in business school, and he believes VISTA’s focus on collaboration will be especially valuable for incoming medical students. “Although physicians may eventually learn these skills as they progress into leadership roles in their careers, the sooner you learn it, the more useful it is,” he said. Mila Grossman, MS2, agrees. “As medical students, we don’t always realize how nurses and other medical professionals can be our allies in delivering patient-centered care,” said Grossman, who served on a multidisciplinary quality team as an undergraduate at Georgetown University. “Learning how to work and communicate effectively with other professionals will make a much better workplace and go a long way in improving the patient experience.” S O L U T I O N T O P U Z Z L E O N PAG E 8

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Little room of horrors Pritzker’s “horror room” is a simulated patient room deliberately set up with medical mistakes. Originally developed for interns, the room will also be used to give medical students early training in identifying and reporting safety concerns. Pritzker instructors Vineet Arora, MD, AM ’03, and Jeanne Farnan, MD ’02, MHPE, walk us through the room: tinyurl.com/horror-room.

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