School of Medicine Selected for 2022 STARS Program

February 1, 2022

Congratulations to Alexa Lacy and Palak Patel, two rising third year medical students, who have been selected to represent the Wake Forest School of Medicine in the 2022 Choosing Wisely STARS (Students and Trainees Advocating for Resource Stewardship) program, sponsored by Dell Medical School.

Alexa and Palak will have an opportunity to engage with other students and faculty from around the country in learning about value-based care. Through STARS, medical students are leading from where they stand, lifting all up toward a shared purpose of ensuring the best care for and with patients.

They are both strongly committed to understanding how costs of care impact their patients, and have recently co-authored a perspectives piece in JAMA Oncology on this topic. They share a goal of ultimately integrating their learning from STARS into the School of Medicine’s curriculum so that future medical students can benefit from this program.