Young doctors healthcare navigatorsDr. Heidi Gullett, who is featured in the following article, is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer and a certified Getting Ahead facilitator. She teaches medical students and Family and Prevention Medicine residents at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She is also the inaugural appointee to the Charles Kent Smith, MD and Patricia Hughes Moore, MD Professorship in Medical Student Education in Family Medicine. Dr. Gullett is currently conducting studies on two Getting Ahead programs she designed.

From the article:

The problems in the American health care system are complex. By embedding first-year medical students within the system as health navigators for high-utilization patients, a program at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (CWRU) is turning to the next generation of physicians to help solve them.

Looking at medicine from a health systems perspective

The AMA Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium got its start in 2013 when the AMA provided five-year grants of $1 million each to 11 medical schools. The initiative was expanded in 2016, with three-year grants of $75,000 apiece to 21 medical schools.

Read more about Dr. Gullet’s work with healthcare navigators in an article from the American Medical Association.