The catalyst for the development of the Cisco Connected Health Program was a Cisco grant awarded in the spring of 2013. Cisco’s mission was to use TelePresence technology (video conferencing) to link high school students in Ohio directly to medical professionals, thereby significantly broadening healthcare educational outreach and presence. Beginning in the summer of 2013, this curriculum, modeled after Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s inquiry (IQ) group learning, was created and adapted to best achieve this goal.
CHP connects high school students with current first and second-year medical students. During the school day, medical students from CWRU come to high school and run Case Study Competitions and Workshops with students.