Marie McKinnon, MD MPH
University of Chicago
Marie is a chief internal medicine resident with a focus on medical education, quality improvement and harnessing technology/social media to make our lives as physicians easier. Her current topic of research revolves around making discharges from the hospital safer and more effective. When not on the wards she can be found most often with her dog who also has her own social media account (#likemotherlikedaughter).
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Background: Interprofessional communication and teamwork are important aspects of medical training. Medical students are rarely taught in clinical simulations that involve students from more than one profession. The objective of this study was to develop and implement a novel discharge OSCE, to enable medical students to practice discharging a patient with a chronic disease while incorporating effective communication with other healthcare professionals. Methodology: This is a single-center, survey-based study evaluating a novel discharge objective structured clinical exam (D-OSCE) created…
Discharging a patient from the hospital can be a complex process that involves the careful coordination of several interprofessional teams to complete safely and effectively. However, education on the roles within this interprofessional team is often not formally taught and overall exposure to teams prior to residency is limited. According to some estimates, less than half of medical students are taught in clinical simulations that involve students from more than one profession. By creating a discharge OSCE (observed structure clinical examination) where students are asked to coordinate with…