Center for Personalized Healthcare recognizes the importance of educating our clinicians-in-training about new ideas, concepts, and discoveries in medicine. Our clinicians-in-training play an integral role in the early adoption of new ideas and discoveries and the education of their peers, patients, and mentors about these discoveries. We also hope that introducing the concept of personalized healthcare at an early stage of their careers may shape their career paths, empowering and motivating them to play a role in shaping the future of healthcare delivery.
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM) is a fertile ground for innovation in education and the sharing of new ideas and concepts. Center for Personalized Healthcare recognizes the need for our students to receive a solid foundation in the principles of genetics and genomics.
As such, we have teamed with the Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare to provide support for CCLCM so that our students graduate with this foundation. Our main emphasis has been on teaching students how to collect a family history, how to communicate genetic risk to patients, how to recognize patterns of inheritance, and how such diseases impact the lives of patients and their families.
Recognizing the non-traditional approach to education at CCLCM and the adoption of social media by our student population, we have developed educational videos to demonstrate communication skills and core competencies in family history collection. In addition, as students move through the genetics and clinical threads of the medical school curriculum, they are exposed to our team-based approach by having the opportunity to work closely with CPGH’s genetic counselors and medical geneticists in patient care settings.
Cleveland Clinic is home to 65 accredited residency programs for physicians. Our initial emphasis has been to develop a curriculum to introduce the concepts of personalized healthcare to our Internal Medicine residents, with the understanding that our residents come from different medical and osteopathic schools from around the world.
We offer lectures customized for each year of training with an emphasis on review of family history and patterns of inheritance in Year 1. This is followed by lectures on clinical genetic testing and pharmacogenetics in Year 2, and updates in genetics/genomics with a board review session in Year 3. Residents will also be required to attend a bioethics session in each year of training.
Tools & Resources»
The following National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics' (NCHPEG) resources are recommended by Cleveland Clinic: