Program Description
The Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Learning Collaborative (Student Hotspotting) is an educational curriculum originally developed by the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers in 2014. Thomas Jefferson University has been part of Student Hotspotting since its inception, and in 2017 was selected as one of four Hotspotting Hubs across the country. Hosted by the Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (JCIPE), the Student Hotspotting program at TJU supports eight internal teams, as well as additional regional teams each year.

This annual program facilitates teams of interprofessional students learning about the challenges faced by patients with complex health and social needs during their interactions with the current healthcare system. Students from different health professions work together (face to face and virtually) from September through April to learn how to identify "super-utilizers" and deepen their understanding of the factors that lead to high healthcare utilization and multiple readmissions. Students play a key role in advocating for patients’ needs with providers and local social services to assist with care coordination, health system navigation and accessing essential resources (e.g. housing, mental health services, transportation, social support). 
 
Upon successful completion of the program, students may be eligible to receive transcript designation of  Excellence in Collaborative Practice, depending upon their College’s/Program’s specific stipulations. 

Application Process

Prior to applying to participate in the Student Hotspotting program, please be sure to fully review the Program Overview document and contact your program lead (listed below).  To apply, please complete this online application and upload the Participant Agreement form (found on page 4 of Program Overview document) signed by you and your designated program lead by the extended deadline: Monday, June 10, 2019.
 
Program Leads
  • Couple and Family Therapy: Kenneth Covelman, PhD
  • Medicine (Rising third and fourth year students only): Brooke Salzman, MD
  • Nursing: Julia Ward, PhD, RN
  • Occupational Therapy: Tracey Vause-Earland, PhD, OTR/L
  • Pharmacy: Elena Umland, PharmD
  • Physical Therapy: Janet Jackson-Coty, PT, DPT, PCS 
  • Physician Assistant: Michele Zawora, MD
  • Public Health: Katherine Puskarz, MPH
  • Social Work: Eileen Winter, LSW, ACSW
Timeline
  • Application Deadline Extended!: Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Program Kick-Off: Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Program Clinical Skills Fair: November 2019 (Date TBD)
  • Patient Graduation: February-March 2020
  • Program Wrap-Up: March 21, 2020 
Time Commitment
  •  Variable (2-4 hours/week)
 
 
Applications are due by extended deadline: Monday, June 10, 2019.

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* 1. Full Name

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* 2. Campus Key

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* 3. Program of Study:

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* 4. Graduation Year (MM/YY):

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* 5. Are you receiving credit?

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* 6. How did you hear about the Student Hotspotting program?

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* 7. Do you have clinical rotation(s) during the program period (September 2019-April 2020)

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* 8. Please list your general availability to help with assigning teams and scheduling monthly case conference meetings.

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Your answers to Questions 9 & 10 are necessary for program planning purposes only and will not impact being considered for the program. 

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* 9. Have you received training in EPIC?

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* 10. Have you completed CITI training?

Please limit your responses to the following questions to 250 words.

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* 11. Describe your previous experiences working on an interprofessional team. What role did you play on the team and what role do you see yourself taking on future interprofessional teams? (max. 250 words)

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* 12. Describe 1-2 prior leadership experiences that you believe are applicable to this project. (max. 250 words)

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* 13. Members of the hotspotting team need to interact with patients in an advocacy role; how do you envision yourself supporting patients in this capacity? (max. 250 words)

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* 14. All of the patients you will interact with have very complex health and social needs. What do you feel is the role of the hotspotting team if you cannot address all of the patient’s issues within the intervention timeframe? (max. 250 words)

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* 15. Please upload your completed and signed Participant Agreement form here.

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Please be sure to carefully review your application responses prior to submitting. If you have issues uploading your Participant Agreement or need assistance, please contact JeffHotspotting@jefferson.edu.

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