PSP in the News

Patient Student Partnership Program Enables UVA Medical Students to Foster Lasting Relationships with Patients

PSP pairs each medical student with a patient, allowing both students and patients to benefit in molding future health care providers, even amidst the pandemic… Read More >>


This UVA Health Staple Has Been Invaluable During the Pandemic

Shortly after Lydia Hanson and Patricia Otterness were matched in the University of Virginia School of Medicine’s Patient Student Partnership program last summer, Hanson – who had just started her first year of medical school – called Otterness to introduce herself… Read More >>


Up Close and Personal: UVA’s PSP is a Win-Win

Having been a University of Virginia medical student for only a month, Victor Teran wasn’t sure what was going to come out of his visit to UVA Health System patient Leo Kingrea’s rural Gordonsville home… Read More >>


Partnership Views Medicine Through the Patient’s Eyes

Lydia Weykamp, a second-year student at UVA School of Medicine, understands that each patient is more than an illness or diagnosis. And nothing has illustrated that point more vividly than her relationship with Susie Thacker… Read More >>


Teaching Wisdom: The Phronesis Project Expands

Two years ago the School of Medicine piloted a program called the Phronesis Project — “phronesis” being the Greek word for “practical wisdom.” Spearheaded by Dr. Margaret Plews-Ogan, the pilot was designed to foster wisdom and empathy in our medical students… Read More >>