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Professional Education at Women & Infants Hospital
Seed Grant Award Recipients 2005/2006 and 2006/2007 Funding Cycles
Professional Education at Brown University
The Center of Excellence professional education plan is to increase consistency and quality in knowledge about the unique health needs of diverse groups of women of all ages. With a focus on expanding and enhancing gender-specific and culturally competent materials throughout the medical curriculum, the Professional Education Working Group will strive to enhance women's health professional education through the following initiatives:
- Facilitating inclusion of gender-specific and culturally competent problem-based learning scenarios during the internal medicine and primary care clerkships by focusing on Cardiovascular disease, domestic violence, behavioral health, diabetes, cancer screening, and sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS prevention, screening, evaluation, and follow-up;
- Expanding gender-specific material throughout the medical curriculum, with a fundamental focus on enhancing culturally competent professional education programs in women's health and incorporating evidence-based recommendations in preventive and follow-up care;
- Enhancing the educational experiences of women's health fellows by offering a fellow's workshop in clinical research and academic development by Center of Excellence faculty;
- Promoting inclusion of women's health, gender-based and culturally competent content in lectures at all professional levels;
- Utilizing technology to promote health education through the Center of Excellence website, the Internet and Telemedicine;
- Assessment of the curriculum to ascertain current gaps in women's health curricula and to devise specific recommendations.
Current fellowships on the Brown campus focus specifically on women's health, including:
- Internal Medicine fellowship in Obstetric and Consultative Medicine;
- Family Medicine fellowship in Maternal and Child Health;
- T32-funded training Program in Epidemiology;
- Breast Health fellowship focused on breast diseases and breast cancer;
- Three Obstetric and Gynecology fellowships including Maternal Fetal Medicine, Urogynecology and Women's Oncology.
For more information, please contact 401-274-1122, extension 2833, or email us.