Tobacco Cessation Leadership Academy

Did you know… 3 out of 4 smokers have a past or present problem with mental illness or chemical dependence (other than tobacco). More than 2 in 5 adults with a mental illness in Minnesota smoke cigarettes (40.2%)…. That’s over twice the smoking rate for adults in Minnesota, on average Read more…

Be Well: Excellent Tips for First Year Residents [VIDEO]

Facebook is flooded with back to school photos, but you’re in the full swing of your residency! Don’t forget to take care of yourself. Check out this video! Rachel Dahms, MD speaks to first year residents about good sleep habits and managing stress during their training at Regions Hospital.

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The Office of Health Professional Education strives to support the mission of HealthPartners through innovative professional development and clinical training. Our blog’s goal: To provide a platform that features people, shares expertise and cultivates a community in which best practices can be shared to promote engagement in the medical education Read more…

New Advanced Practice Clinician Programs

We are launching a new service area within the institutes: system wide coordination of physician assistant and nurse practitioner graduate education. We are excited that Michelle Noltimier, BSN, MBA, has joined the HealthPartners Institute to kick off the development and implementation of a systemwide approach, similar to the longstanding system for Read more…

Here we go! Be well during your first year as a resident

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the first WilliBwell post. I am passionate about the wellness of clinical learners and educators. Your job is to care for the patients and our job is to care for you! This category on our blog is designed to encourage YOU to develop and maintain healthy lifestyles, balance work, education and Read more…

Generic Drug Prices Rising: What is the solution?

By: Jon Alpern, M.D. and Bill Stauffer, M.D., M.S.P.H. US spending on prescription drugs continues to be a significant component of healthcare spending. According to IMS data, $373.9 billion was spent in 2014, which was a 13.1% increase.1 Brand name specialty drugs account for much of this. The introduction of Read more…

Posters Galore! MMCGME QI Forum

On Wednesday, May 27th, Twin Cities Resident and Fellow Physicians, Medical Students, faculty and administration attended MMCGME’s 3rd annual Quality Improvement Forum at the University of Minnesota! Trainees submitted posters into a competition with the intention of sharing ideas and innovations they developed within their institution on the topic of Read more…

Health Professional Education & Regions Medical Library Open House

The Office of Health Professional Education and Regions Hospital Library will be hosting an Open House next Monday, May 18 from 1:00 pm-4:30 pm. We invite you to meet our team in our new renovated space.  Be a part of the celebration as we salute our past and look forward Read more…

Regions Hospital has an Ophthalmic Technician Program?

The School of Ophthalmic Medical Technology – Regions Hospital is a 21 month, full-time, day program that has been sponsored by Regions Hospital for over 40 years. The program trains up to 9 students each year to be certified as Ophthalmic Medical Technologists (COMT) and work in allied health positions Read more…