Student hotspotting

Learning collaboratively

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 ProgressNational 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 healthcare 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. The Student Hotspotting program is part of the Camden Coalition’s efforts to educate and provide mentorship for the next generation of healthcare professionals and beyond.

In 2017, the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs launched four Hotspotting Hubs to 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; the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT; and Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. SIU remains a hub site for Student Hotspotting.