The goals of NYU3T are to:
- Create a physical and virtual environment that fosters physicians and nurses working together.
- Develop a well-tested curriculum for interdisciplinary team training of health professionals.
- Validate new methods and technologies to teach health professionals.
- Create a large cadre of well-trained professionals competent in interdisciplinary team skills.
NYU3T students experience a longitudinal clinical experience including a curriculum on interdisciplinary, team-based healthcare delivery and interdisciplinary instruction using didactics, Virtual Patients, mannequin-based simulation, and web-based learning modules.
Web-Based Learning Modules:
- 5 modules, 1 hour each throughout a single semester
- This series of web-based activities (through text, images, video and interactive exercises) addresses Healthcare Team Members, Teams & Teamwork, Communication & Conflict Resolution, Interdisciplinary Care Planning, and Informatics.
- For medical students, these modules are part of the Practice of Medicine module, within P.L.A.C.E.
- For nursing students, these modules are part of Professional Nursing
- Total hours per student each semester: Approximately 5
- A complementary virtual experience allows medical and nursing students to collaborate in virtual teams and see Virtual Patients (VPs) in parallel with simulated collaborative patient encounters.
- Students are be paired in groups of medical and nursing students; each interdisciplinary team is assigned a panel of 2 VPs to manage over the course of two weeks each.
- For medical students these modules are part of the Practice of Medicine module, within P.L.A.C.E.
- For nursing student these modules are part of Adult and Elder III
- Total hours per student each semester: Approximately 2
Mannequin-based IP Simulation:
- A voluntary session during the spring semester in de novo groups based on scheduling.
- Students apply communication and teamwork skills in a simulated clinical situation with both medical and nursing students. These sessions use robotic human simulators as patients.
- NYU3T Faculty precept these sessions.
- Total hours per student each semester: Approximately 1.5 on-campus clinical simulation
- As part of regularly scheduled clinical sessions, students may complete a ‘clinical cross-over’ which is a shadowing experience with a nurse for medical students or a physician for nursing students.
- Total hours per student each semester: Approximately 3 clinical