Program Overview

The Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Learning Collaborative is an annual program that trains interdisciplinary teams of professional students from schools around the country to learn to work with complex medical and social needs using a patient-centered approach.

The six-month program, co-hosted by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Primary Care Progress, National Academies of Practice (NAP) , Council on Social Work Education and American Association of Colleges of Nursing provides education and support to teams as they connect with patients, learn about the root causes of high health care utilization, and share this learning with their institutions. Teams participate in online curriculum and monthly case conferencing, and receive mentoring and a curriculum learning guide.

Four Hotspotting Hubs serve as centers of training and mentorship for the schools in their regions. The four Hotspotting Hubs are Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA; Southern Illinois University in Springfield, IL; University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT; and Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. Read more about the launch of the Hotspotting Hubs on our blog.

Student Hotspotting Overview

Hotspotting Curriculum

Student learning

  • Barriers to care
  • Data’s role in healthcare intervention
  • Importance of coordinated care and patient-centered approach
  • Value of interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Patient experiences and stories

Patient outcomes

  • Improved patient quality of life
  • Improved medical and behavioral health knowledge
  • Increased social support
  • Increased utilization of primary care

See evaluation highlights