Family Medicine Residency

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Organization Type: 
Educational Institution
Program Type: 
Standing Program
Education Level: 
Postgraduate (e.g., residency, fellowship)
Educational Elements: 
Self Reflection Activities
Experiential including clinical contact with patients
Other Element(s): 
Group Medical Visits
Program Description: 

This program offers a month-long patient-centered medical home team block rotation composed of first, second and third year residents.  During this rotation, residents participate in hospital patient searches, multidisciplinary team meetings, PDSA cycles (Plan, Do, Study, Act), and weekly didactics and projects focused on medical home basics, patient safety, group medical visits, documentation, and chart audits and coding.  Based on a developmental spiral, each year residents participate in the rotation to further advance their leadership and clinical skills for practice in a medical home environment.

Program Results: 

By comparing data from exit interviews of its graduates in 2011 and 2012, this program was shown to have marked improvement in knowledge and skills achieved.  It produced residents with more direct medical home experiences (e.g., completing a PDSA cycle, conducting chart audits,  participating in and leading group medical visits) and resulted in residents who were better prepared to practice in a medical home (e.g., more prepared to run a group medical visit and conduct a PDSA cycle).

Targeted Professions
Family Medicine
Social Work: 
Medical social work
Pharmacy Students
Self-Reported Competencies
PCPCC’s Education and Training Task Force identified 16 interprofessional training competencies critical for preparing health professionals for practicing in team-based, coordinated care models such as patient-centered medical homes. Listed below are the self-reported competencies that this program has achieved, which have been organized by the five core features of a medical home as defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Comprehensive Care Competencies: 
Population-based approaches to health care delivery
Coordinated Care Competencies: 
Care coordination for comprehensive care of patient & family in the community
Interprofessionalism & interdisciplinary team collaboration
Team leadership
Quality Care & Safety Competencies: 
Evidence-based practice
Quality improvement methods, including assessment of patient-experience for use in practice-based improvement efforts
Accessible Care Competencies: 
Promotion of appropriate access to care (e.g., group appointments, open scheduling)
Last updated November 15, 2013

* Please note: Information contained in this database is self-reported by representatives from each program. It does not represent an exhaustive list of education and training programs and inclusion does not constitute an endorsement from the PCPCC.


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