The Week on the Wards 1

Week-on-the-Wards 1 (WOW 1) is an M1 course that allows Phase 1 students to have immersive experiences in the healthcare environment of Cooper University Health Care. WOW 1 is a two-week course, one week of which students spend in small groups rotating through a number of inpatient services, observing their environments and activities and interacting with their M3 and M4 colleagues, residents, faculty, and staff. The second week is dedicated to instruction about process improvement principles described in the Lean-Six-Sigma model and to small group process improvement projects focused on a specific unit in the hospital. Upon completion of this process improvement activity, students obtain a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification. An interprofessional education experience (IPE) provides students with the opportunity to process virtual clinical cases with pharmacy, social work, and nursing students from local universities.