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Faculty Hotspotting Minigrant FAQs

The bulk of the learning will come from observing the patient’s interaction with the healthcare system. The educational value in the project lies in gaining an understanding of a patient’s unique experience; students are not taking action to intervene in a patient’s care. In order to maximize learning, we recommend that this be a self-directed project for students. While faculty can act as a sounding board for students to discuss their experiences and observations, faculty does not need to provide direct instruction for this project since the primary goal is to directly observe and provide accompaniment to patients.


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?

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