Johns Hopkins Bayview Aliki Initiative
In 2007, the Center for Innovative Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center launched the Aliki Initiative, a novel curriculum in patient-centered care for internal medicine residents and medical students. Under the direction of Dr. Roy Ziegelstein and Dr. Cynthia Rand, this program emphasizes that optimal medical care can be delivered only if medical treatments are tailored to the individual patient. During this experience, young physicians and physicians-in-training develop a deeper understanding of their patients' living situation and social support system. They call every patient and visit some of them at home after hospital discharge. The program, supported through the generosity of Mrs. Aliki Perroti, has been very highly evaluated by residents, medical students, and -- most importantly -- patients. For more information, please visit us at: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/innovative/index.html