Medical School's Piscataway campus, the audience
grows hushed as Carol A. Terregino, MD '86, senior
associate dean for education, associate dean for admis-
sions, and associate professor of medicine, is about to
for warriors. She asks all those individuals who have served in
Then, in turn, anyone with a spouse, family member, or friend
who has served is requested to stand. Eventually, almost all
attendees are on their feet.
fect example of the reason the medical school has become
increasingly involved in providing the type of training
of tomorrow--learn how to better care for veterans and indi-
viduals actively serving in the military.
of American Medical Colleges' call for assistance with the fed-
eral Joining Forces initiative supporting military personnel
and their families. Since that time, the medical school has col-
laborated with the Steptoe Group, LLC, to develop an inter-
professional education program blending the concepts of the
medical school's Patient-Centered Medicine curriculum with
the Steptoe Group's Warrior-Centric Healthcare Training.
addresses the significant need for integrated physical and
behavioral health care and support services for veterans and
their families. During the initial planning stages, Dr.
Terregino, who also serves as codirector of the medical
school's longitudinal Patient-Centered Medicine curriculum,
collaborated with colleague Robert C. Like, MD, MS, profes-
Center for Healthy Families and Cultural Diversity. Dr. Like--
nationally known for his work in the areas of cultural compe-
tence and health professions education--helped make the con-
nection with the Steptoe Group and its services.