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Frequently Asked Questions

Student Hotspotting Minigrant FAQs

  • Who should I include on my interprofessional student team? What is the minimum number of students you want involved?
  • What should I look for in a faculty advisor?
  • What will be expected of my faculty advisor?
  • How should I approach my dean about participating?
  • Will each student need to attend all learning collaborative webinars?
  • What can the grant funds be used for?
  • Is it possible to have two teams per school?
  • How many patients will we be working with?
  • Who selects the patients we will follow?
  • What is the time commitment expected?
  • How often should we see our patients?
  • Have you followed pediatric patients and their families?
  • Are there similar teams and programs set up for residency programs?
  • Have any prior participants been offered course credit for this program?
  • Can a group from an Osteopathic school submit an application?
  • What if there are other hot spotting activities underway at my school and/or affiliated hospitals?
  • What if some of our team members go off to rotations in the other communities during the project?
  • If we aren't selected to be part of Cohort 2, can we still participate in all the events (webinars/forums) on our own time and at our own expense?

Faculty Hotspotting Minigrant FAQs

  • Why are we asking students to visit patients at home?
  • What are the safety concerns for students who embark on this project?
  • Does this project require IRB approval?
  • What are the legal issues students should consider?
  • Do students have any liability while participating in this project?
  • What is the desired outcome of this project?

Ten Steps to Hot Spotting Guide FAQs

  • Why did the AAMC develop a ten step guide to health care hot spotting?
  • Where can I learn more about the concept of health care hot spotting?
  • Is there other evidence that targeting those patients that frequently visit hospitals can lead to better health outcomes and a reduction in health care costs?
  • I’m just a student/resident/other health care provider. Can I get involved in hot spotting?
  • I read the guide, but I am still not sure how to get started. Can you provide some samples of the materials you talk about in the guide?

Ten Steps to Hotspotting Guide

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