Explore the priority areas of Goal 3 of the Penn State College of Medicine strategic plan.
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We are committed to training all members, including patients and their families, of the interprofessional healthcare community in the key components of Health Systems Science, as outlined below.
We currently have extensive Health Systems Science curricula in place for medical students, physician assistant students, residents, faculty and staff so that all members of Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health can participate in investigating, diagnosing and treating our healthcare system.
We seek to quickly conduct and apply evidence-based research that is relevant to clinical practice.
We work in collaboration with our Clinical and Translational Science Institute, basic science departments, and Operational Excellence Program Office to support innovation in clinical healthcare delivery science, dissemination and implementation science, that directly impact how we provide care to the patients we serve.
The focus areas of these projects are to promote advancement in one or more of the core domains of Health Systems Science.
We know that everyday clinical practice as well as individuals in the community’s everyday lives are affected by the health policies that are formed at the local, state and federal level.
We hope to create transformational solutions in healthcare delivery via health policy advocacy and by engaging our community in helping us build the solutions they need.