Learning Network


Costs of Care and the ABIM Foundation launched the Teaching Value in Healthcare Learning Network in March 2015.

The Learning Network serves hundreds of educators and health systems directors and connects them to leaders in the field who share practical advice about how to develop engaging curriculum and health systems innovations.

Our goal is to openly discuss ways to get started, implement, and sustain feasible innovations at your institution or organization.



20 Oct Teaching Value in Health Care – L. Scott Sussman and Arjun Venkatesh

L. Scott Sussman, MD, Senior Medical Director, Clinical Operations at Yale New Haven Health and Arjun Venkatesh, MD, MBA, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, discusses stewardship efforts at Yale. Respondents will be John Ayanian, MD, the Director of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at the University of Michigan, and Reshma Gupta, MD, the Evaluation and Outreach Director for Costs of Care and a physician at UCLA.

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25 Jul Teaching Value Chat with Jed Gonzalo

In this Teaching Value in Healthcare chat, Reshma Gupta, MD, Director of the Learning Network talks with Jed Gonzalo, MD, MSc, assistant professor at Penn State University College of Medicine about a value-added medical education program that he developed at Penn State. As part of this program, first-year medical students are embedded in health care systems and serve as patient navigators with a goal of 1) actively participating in medicine instead of observing; 2) gaining experience as part of an interprofessional health care team within in a community of practice; and 3) interacting with patients.

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