In order to best consider how to prepare students at the medical school level for practicing with patients who have a history of ACEs, it is important to understand the medical students’ knowledge and attitudes of ACEs on health. The study seeks to understand the baseline ability of medical students to identify ACEs as a potential contributing factor toward a patient’s health status, their knowledge of ACEs, and the attitudes of medical students toward ACEs and trauma informed care. The results of the needs assessment will then inform the next steps in the development of the medical student curriculum for trauma-informed care.
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- Allied Health Care Professionals
Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:
- Describe ACEs, and the effects of ACEs on health.
- Identify the knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs that medical students have regarding ACEs
- Discuss next steps in developing a curriculum for medical students.
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Program Director: Linda Meurer, MD
Presenter: Courtney Barry, PsyD, MS is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, and the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Her research focuses on trauma and trauma-informed care. Her current research activities include partnering with another medical school in Illinois to develop a Trauma-Informed Care curriculum for medical students and is interested in training healthcare providers on trauma and its effects on health.
ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1 hour of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.