This LC will provide students with the knowledge and skills to analyze, describe, and improve healthcare delivery and healthcare systems.
Longitudinal Curriculum Leader (Interim)
David W. Mullins, PhD
Phone: 603 650-1208 (office) or 802 299-8960 (text)
Office Location: 232 Remsen Hall
Dr. Mullins trained as a research microbiologist and immunologist at Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia. He has instructed microbiology, immunology, and virology at UVa (2003-2011) and Geisel (2011-present). Dr. Mullins has published in the field of cancer immunology and immunotherapy and presently serves as Associate Dean for Basic Science Integration at Geisel.
Longitudinal Curriculum Objectives
- Describe the levels of the healthcare system, from self-care through global.
- Analyze a local microsystem of care.
- Use quantitative data to describe and analyze health, healthcare practices, and the healthcare system.
- Describe the physician’s role as part of a healthcare team can facilitate system level changes and improvement.
- Collaborate with the professionals that come together in order to deliver high quality healthcare.
- Recognize the social determinants of health and the physician's role in addressing health disparities through system redesign.
- Describe the vulnerabilities that exist in the healthcare system that lead to medical error.
- Participate in analyzing a medical error.
- Identify the key financial drivers of health and healthcare, especially the impact of reimbursement systems.
- Assess the public health and healthcare environment to identify urgent public health issues that should be included in the medical school curriculum.