Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
at Washington University Medical Campus

Phase III


Hotspotting brings together a team of learners over an 8-month period to engage with a client/patient who needs extra support. Learners complete an online curriculum from the Camden Coalition throughout the activity. In AY 21-22, our pilot was expanded to two teams of five senior-level interprofessional students from medicine, nursing, OT, pharmacy, and public health engaged virtually with a client/patient identified by the BJH Outpatient Service Team and the BJH Primary Medicine Clinic to: 

  • Describe the root causes of health disparities and impact of SDOH on health outcomes
  • Recognize the importance of screening for and addressing SDOH challenges
  • Utilize a patient-centered, interprofessional approach to address the health challenges of complex patients
  • Demonstrate positive behaviors and adaptability that result in team effectiveness and shared decision-making