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Mayo Medical School

Airdate: July 10, 2017
Classes will start for the first time at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in Scottsdale. We'll hear more from Dr. Michele Halyard, dean of the new school.

Guests:
  • Dr. Michele Halyard - Dean of Mayo Clinic School
Category: Education

Keywords: healthcare, college, medicine, doctor, education, ,

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TED SIMONS: COMING UP, THE NEW MAYO MEDICAL
SCHOOL IN SCOTTSDALE IS SET TO
BEGIN CLASSES.
TED SIMONS: CLASSES WILL START NEXT WEEK
AT THE NEW MAYO CLINIC OF
MEDICINE IN SCOTTSDALE.
THE SCHOOL PROMISES TO FOCUSES ON NEW AND
INNOVATIVE WAYS TO LEARN THE
PRACTICE OF MEDICINE.
TED SIMONS: THE DEAN OF THE NEW SCHOOL IS
HERE.
WELCOME TO ARIZONA HORIZON.
GOOD TO HAVE YOU HERE.
MICHELE HALYARD: GREAT TO BE HERE.
TED SIMONS: THE MAYO CLINIC SCHOOL OF
MEDICINE.
WHAT ARE WE TALK ABOUT HERE?
MICHELE HALYARD: WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A NEW
CAMPUS OF OUR MEDICAL SCHOOL
THAT WILL OPEN FOR CLASSES ON
JULY 17TH.
WE HAVE 50 MEDICAL STUDENTS THAT
ARE EAGER TO BE HERE ON ARIZONA FOR THE
EDUCATION.
JUST AS MAYO IS A NATIONAL
HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION WITH
CAMPUSES IN ROCHESTER,
MINNESOTA, PHOENIX, ARIZONA,
JACKSONVILLE, OUR SCHOOL WILL BE
A NATIONAL SCHOOL TOO.
IT'S ONE ACCREDITATION.
WE'RE ONE SCHOOL.
WE HAVE A FULL CAMPUS IN
ROCHESTER.
WE'LL HAVE ONE HERE IN ARIZONA
AND A TWO-YEAR CAMPUS IN FLORIDA
WHERE STUDENTS FROM ARIZONA AND
ROCHESTER CAN SPEND THEIR THIRD
AND FOURTH CLINICAL YEAR, IF
THEY CHOOSE.
TED SIMONS: NOW, WHERE IS THIS SCHOOL
LOCATED?
MICHELE HALYARD: ACTUALLY ON OUR SCOTTSDALE
CAMPUS AT 34TH STREET AND SHEA.
THAT'S WHERE THEY WILL DO THE
FIRST TWO YEARS OF DIDACTICS.
WE HAVE THE PHOENIX CAMPUS WHERE
WE HAVE OUTPATIENT BUILDINGS.
THEY WILL HAVE OPPORTUNITIES
THERE FOR LEARNING.
TED SIMONS: WE'RE LOOKING RIGHT NOW AT A
FLY-BY OR FLY-IN.
THIS IS THE NEW CAMPUS IN
SCOTTSDALE?
MICHELE HALYARD: YES.
TED SIMONS: I'M CERTAINLY NO EXPERT IN
MEDICAL SCHOOLS, BUT THIS LOOKS
PRETTY INNOVATIVE HERE.
THIS LOOKS DIFFERENT THAN YOUR
TYPICAL MEDICAL SCHOOL.
MICHELE HALYARD: IT IS.
TED SIMONS: TALK TO US ABOUT THIS.
MICHELE HALYARD: WE'RE KEEN TO MEET THE
LEARNERS IN A WAY THEY NEED TO
BE TAUGHT.
THE IDEA OF SITTING IN A
CLASSROOM AND LISTENING TO A
LECTURE DRONE ON AND ON, THOSE
DAYS HAVE GONE BY.
SO THE CLASSROOM YOU SAW IS VERY
INNOVATIVE.
IT'S FLEXIBLE.
WE CAN BREAK INTO SMALL GROUP
DISCUSSIONS AND CHANGE THE
CONFIGURATION.
THERE ARE MONITORS ALL AROUND
THE CLASSROOM SO THE PROFESSOR
AS THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT
SOMETHING, THEY CAN PROJECT ONTO
THE SCREEN OR AROUND THE ROOM.
STUDENTS CAN PROJECT THINGS
THEY'VE FOUND IN THEIR LAPTOPS
AND SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS.
WE'VE CREATED A WONDERFUL
STUDENT LOUNGE, THE GAMING
STATIONS AND THINGS.
I DIDN'T HAVE THOSE WHEN I WENT
TO MEDICAL SCHOOL.
WE HAVE A SIMULATION WHERE
STUDENTS WILL ACTUALLY BE ABLE
TO LEARN DIAGNOSTIC SCHOOLS,
PATIENT INTERVIEW SKILLS WITH
STANDARDIZED PATIENTS, PEOPLE
WHO COME IN AND PRETEND TO BE
PATIENTS FOR US.
THAT'S RIGHT WITHIN OUR SCHOOL.
WE HAVE A NEW ANATOMY LAB THAT'S
WITHIN THE SCHOOL.
IT'S A WONDERFUL PLACE.
TED SIMONS: I WANT TO GET MORE INTO WHAT
STUDENTS WILL ACTUALLY LEARN.
YOU REFER EARLIER TO TRAINING,
ESPECIALLY AT THE HOSPITAL.
TALK TO US ABOUT -- PHOENIX
CHILDREN HOSPITAL IS INVOLVED AS
WELL, CORRECT?
MICHELE HALYARD: WE HAVE A NUMBER OF PARTNERS
THAT HELP US TO HAVE CLINICAL
EXPERIENCES FOR OUR STUDENTS.
THEY WILL DO PEDIATRICS TRAINING
AT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL.
THEY WILL DO SOME OF THEIR
TRAINING AT MARICOPA.
WE HAVE PRIMARY CARE EXPERIENCES
AT MOUNTAIN PARK HEALTH CENTERS.
WE ALSO HAVE SOME EXPERIENCES
THAT ARE COMING UP AT HONOR
HEALTH.
WE'RE ACTUALLY COLLABORATING
WITH MANY OF THE HEALTH CARE
PROVIDERS THAT PROVIDE A
WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY FOR
STUDENTS TO SEE NOT ONLY THE
MAYO MODELS OF CARE, BUT OTHER
MODELS OF CARE AS WELL.
TED SIMONS: THIS IS NOT THE TRADITIONAL
MEDICAL SCHOOL WHERE YOU'RE
TURNING OUT ACTUAL MDs.
CORRECT?
MICHELE HALYARD: WE ARE TURNING OUT MDs.
WE'LL HAVE 50 MD STUDENTS.
WE'VE INTRODUCED AN INNOVATIVE
CURRICULUM THAT HELPS STUDENTS
UNDERSTAND THE DELIVERY SYSTEM
TO PROVIDE THE QUALITY OF CARE
THAT'S DELIVERED.
SO WE'VE INTEGRATED WITH THE
HELP OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
SOMETHING CALLED THE SCIENCE OF
HEALTH CARE DELIVERY.
SO IT HELPS OUR STUDENTS
UNDERSTAND THE HEALTH CARE
DELIVERY SYSTEM WITH A FOCUS ON
IMPROVING QUALITY OF CARE, USING
EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE,
DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND
BRINGING IN SOCIAL ENGINEERING
AND BEHAVIORS OF HEALTH, THINGS
THAT HAVEN'T TRADITIONALLY BEEN
TAUGHT.
IT'S NOT BEEN CHANGED IN THE
LAST 100 YEARS, SO WE KNOW THE
COMPLEXITIES ARE SUCH THAT
STUDENTS NEED TO KNOW MORE THAN
JUST ANATOMY OR GENETICS.
THEY NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE
HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM SO
THAT PHYSICIANS CAN BE A PART OF
THE CURE FOR SOME OF THE AILS OF
THE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM
AND NOT JUST BE AN INNOCENT
BYSTANDER.
TED SIMONS: AND THAT'S THE PART THAT
SOUNDS VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE
TRADITIONAL MEDICINE.
I'M A LITTLE BIT CONFUSED.
I MEAN, PODIATRISTS,
OPHTHALMOLOGISTS, THE ACTUAL
PHYSICIANS, ARE THEY A LITTLE
BIT DIFFERENT.
MICHELE HALYARD: THEY WILL GET A CERTIFICATE
OF SCIENCE AND HEALTH DELIVERY.
AT THE END, THEY WILL HAVE A
CERTAIN AMOUNT OF CLASSROOM TIME
USING DIDACTICS IN CASE-BASED
DISCUSSIONS THAT WILL HELP HEM
LEARN THESE PRINCIPLES OF THE
SCIENCE OF HEALTH CARE DELIVERY,
AND THEY WILL RECEIVE A
CERTIFICATE IN THE SCIENCE
HEALTH CARE DELIVERY THAT SAYS,
WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED THIS
CURRICULUM.
THEY WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO GET A
MASTER'S DEGREE FOR AN
ADDITIONAL AMOUNT OF STUDY
DELIVERED BY ASU, AND IT'S ALL
DONE WITHIN THEIR FOUR YEARS OF
MEDICAL SCHOOL.
TED SIMONS: WILL THEREBY UNDERGRADUATE
COURSES THERE?
MICHELE HALYARD: NOT IN THE TRADITIONAL
COLLEGE SENSE, BUT ACTUALLY ASU
HAS A SCIENCE AND HEALTH CARE
DELIVERY DEGREE PROGRAM AT THE
UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL.
WHAT WE'VE DONE AT MAYO IS
DEFINE THE COMPETENCIES THAT A
PHYSICIAN NEEDS TO LEARN FOR
UNDERSTANDING THE HEALTH CARE
DELIVERY SYSTEM.
ASU HAS HELPED US MODIFY THAT
CURRICULUM TO OUR NEEDS.
TED SIMONS: WHAT ARE THE COMPETENCIES
THAT THEY HAVE TO UNDERSTAND OUT
THERE.
MICHELE HALYARD: THE THINGS THAT RELATE TO THE
SCIENCE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY ARE
WHAT WE CALL HIGH-VALUE CARE.
HOW TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY WHILE
LOOKING AT THE COST OF HEALTH
CARE DELIVERY.
WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE PRIOR
INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE REPORT,
THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS
OF PATIENTS DYING EACH YEAR DUE
TO MEDICAL ERRORS.
WHAT WE HAVE TO START TO TRAIN
OUR FUTURE PHYSICIANS RIGHT IN
THOSE FIRST DAYS OF MEDICAL
SCHOOL, HOW DO YOU REDUCE
ERRORS?
HOW DO YOU TAKE A SYSTEMATIC
APPROACH TO IMPROVING QUALITY?
THAT'S ONE OF OUR AREAS.
ANOTHER AREA IS WHAT WE CALL
PERSON-CENTERED CARE OR
PATIENT-CENTERED CARE.
HOW DO YOU COMMUNICATE WITH THE
PATIENT EFFECTIVELY?
HOW DO YOU HELP THE PATIENT COME
TO THE BEST DECISION FOR THEIR
HEALTH CARE, NOT JUST DICTATING
TO THEM.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS IS AN
IMPORTANT THING.
FOR MANY YEARS, HEALTH CARE HAS
FOCUSED ON ERADICATION OF
DISEASE BUT NOT REALLY FOCUSED
ON IMPROVING OF THE HEALTH OF
POPULATIONS AND INDIVIDUAL
PATIENTS.
SO WE HAVE A BIG FOCUS ON HEALTH
AND WELLNESS.
LEADERSHIP IS IMPORTANT.
THE PHYSICIAN NEEDS TO KNOW HOW
TO LEAD, BUT THEY ALSO NEED TO
KNOW HOW TO BE PART OF A TEAM.
HEALTH CARE IS A TEAM OF SPORTS
THESE DAYS.
IT'S NOT JUST THE PHYSICIAN
DIRECTING THE CARE.
THERE'S NURSES AND PODIATRISTS
AND PHYSICAL THERAPISTS ALL
WORKING TOGETHER.
SO WE REALLY FOCUS ON THAT AS
WELL.
TED SIMONS: I WOULD ASSUME THE FOCUS
WOULD BE HOW TO GET DOCTORS OUT
INTO THE AREAS WHERE THE HEALTH
CARE DELIVERY -- I MEAN THERE,
ISN'T A SYSTEM AT ALL.
IT'S BEGGING FOR MEDICAL
ATTENTION.
IS THAT A FOCUS HERE?
MICHELE HALYARD: WELL, IT'S A FOCUS THAT WE
GIVE OUR STUDENTS A LOT OF
OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPLORE.
SO WE GIVE THEM OPPORTUNITIES TO
UNDERSTAND DIFFERENT HEALTH CARE
SETTINGS.
WE HAVE BUILT INTO OUR
CURRICULUM SOMETHING THAT'S
CALLED SELECTIVE.
THAT'S VERY INNOVATIVE.
IT'S DURING THEIR FIRST TWO
YEARS OF MEDICAL SCHOOL
TRAINING.
THEY HAVE ONE TO TWO-WEEK BLOCKS
WHERE THEY CAN ACTUALLY SHADOW
DIFFERENT PHYSICIANS IF THEY
WANT.
GLOBAL HEALTH IF THEY WANT.
OTHER SPECIALTIES SO THEY CAN
GET EXPOSURE VERY EARLY ON SO
POTENTIALLY THEY WILL FILL THOSE
NEEDS THAT ARE ABUNDANT IN OUR
HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.
TED SIMONS: WELL, IT SOUNDS VERY
ENCOURAGING AND INNOVATIVE.
CLASSES START NEXT WEEK.
MICHELE HALYARD: THEY START JULY 17TH.
TED SIMONS: IT IS VERY EXCITING.
GOOD TO HAVE YOU HERE.
THANKS FOR JOINING US.
MICHELE HALYARD: THANKS SO MUCH.