News : 2013 : June

From left, nursing students Paola Barragan and Jose Centurian and medical student and team leader Christie Thomas look for errors in the Room of Horrors.

First Joint Patient Safety Course Brings Medical and Nursing Students Together

Already a national model for teaching patient safety to medical students, the Miller School, in collaboration with the School of Nursing and Health Studies, launched what likely will be another trend last week, bringing nursing and medical students together for the University’s first joint patient safety course.

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Sarah Eidelson, left, and Stephanie Adamczak review case scenarios before entering an OSCE station, as Ara Darakjian, second from right, and Steve Engel await their turn.

Medical Students Celebrate ‘Important Benchmark’ at 18th Annual OSCE Exercises

The talents of all 155 third-year Miller School students were put to the test this month at the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics, where they participated in the 18th annual Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), a medical school rite of passage that tests the students’ clinical skills. Nearly 80 faculty members from six departments served as faculty evaluators for the assessment.

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Members of the SHHADE team are, from left, Rimsky Denis, M.P.H., Karan Srivastava, Onyinye Ugorji, and Chaitanya Vadlamudi.

M.D./M.B.A. Students Create Winning Healthcare Business Model

Four Miller School M.D./M.B.A. students have gained local and national attention for their inspired business venture SHHADE — Supplying Home Healthcare Alternatives and Dedicated Education — a mobile medical service designed to reduce healthcare costs to insurers by providing in-home primary care to patients who overuse hospital and emergency services.

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