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The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Topic has been chosen!

The UTHSC Quality Enhancement Plan topic will be Social Determinants of Health.

What are Social Determinants of Health?
"the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels." - World Health Organization


What is the QEP?




The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a multi-year commitment that focuses on transforming student learning.  A focus on the Social Determinants of Health will become “the big idea” for our students and will enhance their disciplinary training.  The QEP topic is tied to our mission and can be measured as part of the strategic plan. 

UTHSC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges or SACS COC. As part of the 2020 reaffirmation process, UTHSC must develop and later implement the QEP.  The QEP is a big idea that will create value added learning experiences for our students and will ultimately improve delivery of healthcare by our graduates.  The QEP gives us the opportunity to look at what is important to our educational programs and then shape student learning in unique and transformative ways.

Reach out to and volunteer for one of the many committees who will work to create this transformative initiative.

Last Published: Dec 7, 2018