Family Medicine Residency

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Organization Type: 
Not For Profit
Program Type: 
Education Level: 
Postgraduate (e.g., residency, fellowship)
Educational Elements: 
Experiential not including services to patients
Experiential including clinical contact with patients
Program Description: 

The Mercy Family Medicine Residency is a three-year physician residency training program with an integrated post-graduate year one (PGY1) primary care pharmacy residency program in suburban St. Louis. The practice is a National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designated Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) within a fully integrated Accountable Care Organization (ACO) health system, Mercy Clinic - East Community.

The residency is affiliated with St. Louis University School of Medicine and has clinical training site agreements with Washington University School of Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine, and A.T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Trainees experience a vibrant learning environment in a real world practice setting that utilizes a fully integrated EPIC electronic health record system with a secure patient portal. Working with a clinical team that includes resident nurses, licensed practical nurses, family nurse practitioners, medical assistants and pharmacists, the program strives to model a medical home across both the inpatient and outpatient continuum.

By working with multiple learners, including medical and pharmacy students, residents are given the opportunity to teach and mentor the next generation of potential primary care providers. Residents also have the option of a chronic disease management rotation with the pharmacy team. All residents participate in group quality improvement activities based on their population of clinic patients. Monthly team meetings reinforce the skills needed to lead these teams in their future practice settings.

The faculty consists of nine physicians, three clinical pharmacists, one psychologist, and a host of volunteer preceptors from many specialties. Participation in system wide quality and safety activities is also encouraged.  

Targeted Professions
Family Medicine
Ambulatory Care
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
Patient-Centered Care Competencies: 
Development of effective, caring relationships with patients
Comprehensive Care Competencies: 
Assessment of biopsychosocial needs across the lifespan
Coordinated Care Competencies: 
Health information technology, including e-communications with patients & other providers
Interprofessionalism & interdisciplinary team collaboration
Quality Care & Safety Competencies: 
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 July 21, 2014

* 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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