The Echoes of Patient Safety Events: Errors in Third Year

Conclusion/Takeaways These stories are constantly shaping us; when we notice, think, and share them, how can it not be for the better? None of these stories has an end, because we remember them; they echo. There is multifaceted value in their retelling and reworking, clinically and personally. The curriculum provides students with a platform (the structured assignment), mentorship (the physician reader), and dialogue within a community of peers (the class debrief). It provides faculty with new eyes: the emotion and introspection that can blur with long practice. Together the pieces of the curriculum remind us how much stories of patient safety matter—at any level of training—in the continuing development of physicians. By: Lauren Kascak, MS, and Joel Bradley, MD Further Reading Ryder HF, Huntington JT, West A, Ogrinc G. What do I do when something goes wrong? Teaching medical students to identify, understand, and engage in reporting medical errors [published online ahead of print July 16, 2019]. Acad Med. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002872
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