Supporting Document - Student LoD Information - Quinnipiac

For Medical Student Class of 2022, 2023, 2024                     Dated: April 8th 2022

Re: STARS Letter of Distinction program at Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine

Dear students,

On behalf of our medical school leadership at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, I would like to solicit interest in applying for the Choosing Wisely STARS Letter of Distinction for medical students who have satisfied all four of the below criteria:

Proposed Criteria:

  1. Completion of the Discovering Value-Based Health Care Interactive Learning Modules from Dell Medical School:  – Freely available to ALL students (approximately 10 hours total time commitment for all Collections (1-4)).
  2. Watch Daniel Wolfson’s introduction to Choosing Wisely video:  (15 minutes)
  3. Letter of commitment from the student to incorporate principles of high-value care into both their education and their future career (submitted to site mentors)
  4. Concrete actions during medical training to support stated interest in value-based care, including any one or more of the below (please include which one or more of these criteria you meet in your commitment letter):
    • representing Netter as a Choosing Wisely STARS representative
    • scholarly work leading to a presentation or publication in value-based care
    • completing a dedicated elective in value-based care approved by director of electives at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine
    • completing a dedicated selective or elective or concentration in leadership for medical students (which includes leadership training in advancing value-based care) at Quinnipiac University

Students interested in receiving the letter of distinction may apply to the STARS site mentor via email ( Please include the activities completed and dates of completion of the above four criteria in your application in a MSWord document titled “Lastname_Firstname STARS HVC LoD 2022”. Incomplete applications which do not meet all four criteria will not be considered. Final approval will be subject to the site mentor reviewing and approving the student’s application (in consultation with the panel of co-mentors Dr. Ilene Rosenberg and Dr. Howard A. Selinger) and forwarding to the Senior Associate Dean of Education.

We look forward to hearing back from you.

Dr. Anand

Rahul Anand MD MBA MSc FACP FIDSA Diplomate ABLM
Associate Professor of Medical Sciences, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine
Site Mentor-STARS Choosing Wisely