Health Systems Science at MUSC-RN

Per the American Medical Association, 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 & Individualized Learning

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
  • Teaming
  • Medical Informatics and Health Technology
  • Quality Improvement
  • Patient Safety
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Value in Health Care / Value Based Practice
  • Simulation
  • Telehealth
  • Understanding the Health Care Delivery System
  • Leadership
  • Health Policy and Economics

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)