Health Systems Science at MUSC-RN

Health systems science is a foundational platform and framework for the study and understanding of how care is delivered, how health professionals work together to deliver that care, and how the health system can improve patient care and health care delivery.

Longitudinal Curricular Threads

Our longitudinal curricular threads incorporates world-class MUSC expertise, local and national resources throughout the entirety of training, with the goal of developing knowledge and skills that are repeatedly revisited and reinforced over time to allow for deep lasting, learning.

The curriculum is delivered in a variety of ways including the use of on-line modules, simulation sessions, distance learning, in-person courses, independent study, and completion of projects and work products. Each resident’s progress and work products are tracked and housed in their portfolio using the MedHub system.

This series includes fundamental content that is required of all trainees, as well as more advanced content that can be done as part of each residents individualized learning plan, including:

  • Population Health, Social Determinants of Health, and Health Policy
  • Medical Informatics, Emerging Health Technology, and Telehealth
  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
  • Evidence Based Practice and Value in Health Care
  • Simulation
  • Health Care Delivery Systems, Teaming, and Leadership 

Orientation and Preventing, Recognizing, Responding to Emergencies in Medicine (PRREMed)

Each academic year begins with a series on the prevention, recognition and response to common medical emergencies seen in both the ambulatory and inpatient setting. The PRREMed series is for all learners; junior and senior residents are expected to refine their skills and demonstrate progressive responsibility and advanced mastery of the content.
PRREMed courses and skills labs include:

  • Airway Skills Lab
  • Basic EKG interpretation
  • Blood gas interpretation
  • Avoiding Handoff Errors
  • Partnering with Nursing
  • Mock Code(s)
  • Mock Rapid Response(s)

Individualized Learning

Our programs have integrated key and evidence-based principles of adult learning theories throughout the curricula (to enhance or maximize your learning/education). These include:

  • Learner directed individualized content in both the rotational and educational learning activities.
  • The use of spaced- repetition for consolidation, retention, and deep understanding of new material,
  • Frequent and varied assessment and feedback tools,
  • The use of simulation throughout training but especially for high stakes low frequency skills and procedures.

Faculty mentors work with residents to develop their and Individualized Learning Plans (ILP). These ILPs are living documents that are regularly reviewed and enhanced and include all foundational and individualized learning activities and experiences.. All our trainees will build an electronically facilitated Educational Portfolio to both shape and showcase your educational goals and achievements. The EP contains all your procedures, certificates, scholarly activities, educational projects, evaluations and your ILP in one easy to access location.