Mini-Rotation on the Health Care System
Tufts Health Care Institute (THCI) was established in 1995 as a not-for-profit educational organization through a collaboration between Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts Health Plan. For seventeen years, THCI conducted a highly regarded "Mini-Rotation on the Health Care System," an intensive seminar for senior and chief residents. This course focused on contemporary issues related to the organization and financing of the U.S. health care system as well as cost, quality, and access to care for patients and populations. In keeping with THCI’s mission, the course aimed to help senior and chief residents to practice more comfortably and effectively in a high-quality, cost-effective and patient-centered health care system. Course faculty included clinical and administrative leaders from health care delivery systems, health plans, academia and government.
Tufts Health Care Institute and Tufts School of Medicine's Department of Public Health and Community Medicine are now pleased to offer, free of charge, the Mini-Rotation materials to all interested faculty and administrators at teaching hospitals and medical schools nationwide. The dedicated Mini-Rotation website describes the program and offers tips from our experience. It also provides instructional materials developed by THCI staff and presenters for other faculty to use in addressing these topics.