Family Medicine Residency Program

Organization Type: 
Not For Profit
Program Type: 
Standing Program
Education Level: 
Postgraduate (e.g., residency, fellowship)
Educational Elements: 
Lecture/Didactic
Independent Study
Self Reflection Activities
Experiential including clinical contact with patients
Program Description: 

This three-year residency program is affiliated with Temple University School of Medicine and fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The residency program is a supportive environment in which to grow as a family physician. The program also serves as a satellite teaching site for Temple and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) students in their third and fourth years of medical school. This program is the only residency at Saint Francis Hospital.

Every resident is assigned to a mentor at the start of residency training. The mentor is faculty member who meets regularly with the resident to discuss his/her progress. Monthly goals are discussed, and as the resident moves through the three-year program, there is often a personal bond which develops. The resident has a role model with which to discuss a wide variety of issues.

The Family Practice Center is housed in the Medical Service Building adjacent to the main hospital. Its convenient location provides residents with direct access to their inpatients for care. The Family Practice Center was built specifically to meet the needs of the teaching program. It utilizes a successfully implemented electronic health records (EHR), and every patient room and consult room is equipped with computers for EHR.

Evaluated: 
Yes
Program Results: 

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Targeted Professions
Physicians: 
Family Medicine
Osteopathic
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: 
Advocacy for patient-centered integrated care
Cultural sensitivity and competence in culturally appropriate practice
Development of effective, caring relationships with patients
Patient-centered care planning, including collaborative decision-making and patient self-management
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: 
Assessment of patient outcomes
Business models for patient-centered integrated care
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 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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