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Galvanizing medical students in the administration of influenza vaccines: the Stanford Flu Crew.

Rizal RE, Mediratta RP, Xie J, Kambhampati S, Hills-Evans K, Montacute T, Zhang M, Zaw C, He J, Sanchez M, Pischel L - Adv Med Educ Pract (2015)

Bottom Line: Flu Crew teaches students how to address common vaccination myths and provides insights into implementing public health interventions.This article describes the Stanford Flu Crew curriculum, outlines the planning needed to organize immunization events, shares findings from medical students' attitudes about population health, highlights the program's outcomes, and summarizes the lessons learned.This article suggests that Flu Crew is an example of one viable service-learning modality that supports influenza vaccinations in nonclinical settings while simultaneously benefiting future clinicians.

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Affiliation: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA.

ABSTRACT
Many national organizations call for medical students to receive more public health education in medical school. Nonetheless, limited evidence exists about successful servicelearning programs that administer preventive health services in nonclinical settings. The Flu Crew program, started in 2001 at the Stanford University School of Medicine, provides preclinical medical students with opportunities to administer influenza immunizations in the local community. Medical students consider Flu Crew to be an important part of their medical education that cannot be learned in the classroom. Through delivering vaccines to where people live, eat, work, and pray, Flu Crew teaches medical students about patient care, preventive medicine, and population health needs. Additionally, Flu Crew allows students to work with several partners in the community in order to understand how various stakeholders improve the delivery of population health services. Flu Crew teaches students how to address common vaccination myths and provides insights into implementing public health interventions. This article describes the Stanford Flu Crew curriculum, outlines the planning needed to organize immunization events, shares findings from medical students' attitudes about population health, highlights the program's outcomes, and summarizes the lessons learned. This article suggests that Flu Crew is an example of one viable service-learning modality that supports influenza vaccinations in nonclinical settings while simultaneously benefiting future clinicians.

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Number of Flu Vaccines Administered On Campus and in the Community by Flu Crew, 2010–2013.Notes: On campus includes students, faculty members, and employees who were vaccinated on Stanford University’s campus. Community includes individuals who were vaccinated at churches, shelters, farms, libraries, and other community centers.
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f1-amep-6-471: Number of Flu Vaccines Administered On Campus and in the Community by Flu Crew, 2010–2013.Notes: On campus includes students, faculty members, and employees who were vaccinated on Stanford University’s campus. Community includes individuals who were vaccinated at churches, shelters, farms, libraries, and other community centers.

Mentions: Flu Crew provides many flu vaccinations each fall. In 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, Flu Crew administered 3,056, 3,997, 4,830, and 5,165 vaccinations, respectively. Figure 1 shows the number of vaccinations provided on campus and in the community. Over the course of its 12-year history, Flu Crew has become a successful organization that has helped establish Flu Crew chapters at UCSF in 2011 and UC Davis in 2012. The Stanford Flu Crew has developed a toolkit that guides medical students from other universities through a step-by-step process to start their own chapters.


Galvanizing medical students in the administration of influenza vaccines: the Stanford Flu Crew.

Rizal RE, Mediratta RP, Xie J, Kambhampati S, Hills-Evans K, Montacute T, Zhang M, Zaw C, He J, Sanchez M, Pischel L - Adv Med Educ Pract (2015)

Number of Flu Vaccines Administered On Campus and in the Community by Flu Crew, 2010–2013.Notes: On campus includes students, faculty members, and employees who were vaccinated on Stanford University’s campus. Community includes individuals who were vaccinated at churches, shelters, farms, libraries, and other community centers.
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f1-amep-6-471: Number of Flu Vaccines Administered On Campus and in the Community by Flu Crew, 2010–2013.Notes: On campus includes students, faculty members, and employees who were vaccinated on Stanford University’s campus. Community includes individuals who were vaccinated at churches, shelters, farms, libraries, and other community centers.
Mentions: Flu Crew provides many flu vaccinations each fall. In 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, Flu Crew administered 3,056, 3,997, 4,830, and 5,165 vaccinations, respectively. Figure 1 shows the number of vaccinations provided on campus and in the community. Over the course of its 12-year history, Flu Crew has become a successful organization that has helped establish Flu Crew chapters at UCSF in 2011 and UC Davis in 2012. The Stanford Flu Crew has developed a toolkit that guides medical students from other universities through a step-by-step process to start their own chapters.

Bottom Line: Flu Crew teaches students how to address common vaccination myths and provides insights into implementing public health interventions.This article describes the Stanford Flu Crew curriculum, outlines the planning needed to organize immunization events, shares findings from medical students' attitudes about population health, highlights the program's outcomes, and summarizes the lessons learned.This article suggests that Flu Crew is an example of one viable service-learning modality that supports influenza vaccinations in nonclinical settings while simultaneously benefiting future clinicians.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA.

ABSTRACT
Many national organizations call for medical students to receive more public health education in medical school. Nonetheless, limited evidence exists about successful servicelearning programs that administer preventive health services in nonclinical settings. The Flu Crew program, started in 2001 at the Stanford University School of Medicine, provides preclinical medical students with opportunities to administer influenza immunizations in the local community. Medical students consider Flu Crew to be an important part of their medical education that cannot be learned in the classroom. Through delivering vaccines to where people live, eat, work, and pray, Flu Crew teaches medical students about patient care, preventive medicine, and population health needs. Additionally, Flu Crew allows students to work with several partners in the community in order to understand how various stakeholders improve the delivery of population health services. Flu Crew teaches students how to address common vaccination myths and provides insights into implementing public health interventions. This article describes the Stanford Flu Crew curriculum, outlines the planning needed to organize immunization events, shares findings from medical students' attitudes about population health, highlights the program's outcomes, and summarizes the lessons learned. This article suggests that Flu Crew is an example of one viable service-learning modality that supports influenza vaccinations in nonclinical settings while simultaneously benefiting future clinicians.

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