University of Wisconsin–Madison Medical College of Wisconsin

Getting SET for Student Success: Foundations for a Student Education Team

Sarah M. Strahm, APNP, RN; Kimberly A. Frodl, MD; John Organick-Lee, MD; Erica L. Vogel, PA-C; Stephanie M. Raap, PA-C; Justin Chilson; Mark E. Deyo-Svendsen, MD; Donn D. Dexter, MD; Terri Nordin, MD

WMJ. 2022;121(4):310-312

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Background: Family medicine clinical education poses logistic issues that we sought to address with the Student Education Team model.

Methods: The model combined team-based, patient-centered care with student experiences in a sustainable precepting model. Four learners successfully underwent precepting simultaneously. Schedulers booked patients in the team schedule, and the patients knew they would see a student and a faculty team member.

Results: The Student Education Team model increased the learner to preceptor ratio compared to traditional precepting models. Use of the team increased the number of learners completing rotations. The team schedule nearly eliminated patients refusing student involvement and enhanced throughput because patients saw the most readily available staff.

Discussion: The team offered clinicians and learners a model for incorporating learning into clinicians’ schedules.

Author Affiliations: Department of Family Medicine (Strahm, Frodl, Vogel, Raap, Nordin), Dept of Neurology (Dexter), Mayo Clinic Health System — Northwest Wisconsin Region, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; The George Washington University, Washington, DC (Organick-Lee); University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wis (Chilson); Department of Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System — Northwest Wisconsin Region, Menomonie, Wis (Deyo-Svendsen).
Corresponding Author: Sarah M. Strahm, APNP, RN, Dept of Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System — Northwest Wisconsin Region, 722 W Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701; email; ORCID ID 0000-0003-2331-7089
Funding/Support: None declared.
Financial Disclosures: None declared.
Ethical Approval: Not applicable.
Previous Presentations: STFM Conference on Medical Student Education, Portland, Oregon; January 30-February 2, 2020.
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