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Patient & Family Partner Program: Medical Education
Patient & Family Advisory Council
The Medical Education Patient & Family Advisory Council at the Stanford School of Medicine enhances the patient and family care experience by ensuring the voices of patients and families are heard by staff, physicians, and leadership. It promotes patient-centered care and inclusion of the patient, family, and caregiver perspectives within medical education curriculum and programming. In this context, medical education includes educational programs within the Stanford School of Medicine, and may include programs for pre-med students, medical students, physician assistant students, residents, and fellows.
Supported the Patient Engagement in Medical Education Survey used to collect data and help identify which education programs at the Stanford School of Medicine are engaging patient volunteers in the learning process or are interested in doing so.
Reviewed survey questionnaire and provided feedback
Reviewed survey data collected and assisted in prioritizing future projects
Consulted for Stanford Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer (SAYAC) program to develop a course for medical students. The consultation resulted in a patient-designed session in The Walk with Me class.
Partnered with Geriatrics faculty teaching the Practice of Medicine and The Walk with Me classes.
Reviewed plans for patient engagement in specific sessions
Provided feedback on strategies for recruiting and preparing patients, families, and caregivers for their roles in the classroom. Feedback became the foundation for the Patient and Faculty Engagement Toolkit, a pilot that will be implemented in FY21-22.
Year Established 2019
Patient & Family Chairperson Renee Loth Cali, MBA, MA
Staff Advisor Cicily Chirayath
Education Program Coordinator, Education Administration,
Division of Primary Care and Population Health
Members Patient & Family Partners
Renee Loth Cali
Staff/Physicians Madika Bryant
Erika Schillinger, MD