Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency

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

The Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency, a University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) affiliate, provides a three-year longitudinal curriculum in integrated patient-centered medical home (PCMH) ambulatory care.  Goals for this program are to train participants in developmentally appropriate skills, knowledge, and attitudes in the following domains: access to care; quality improvement; population management; team-based care; integrated and coordinated care; personal care physician; patient-centered services; medical informatics to support the medical home; and leadership skills. 

In July 2010, the program made major shifts in its teaching paradigm in order to:

  1. Make the resident’s PCMH a core curricular experience with more time spent without increasing panel sizes or “clinical work” to ensure time and resources are used to master practicing as  a personal family physician;
  2. Emphasize the ambulatory experience as a clinical learning module with adequate time for time intensive visits practiced on the new model platform adding multi-modal communication, team-based care, and alternative means for learning and caring for their population of patients during scheduled panel management time, group medical visits, and chronic care;
  3. Increased preceptor supervision, teaching, and facilitation of the new model experience for the resident; and
  4.  Formalize resident physician leadership in the medical home with three months spent during each residents’ third year as “Chief” for their module team.
Program Results: 

Program participants complete self-evaluations at the start of each “Chief Month” (three times during their third year).  No results reported.

Targeted Professions
Family Medicine
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
Comprehensive Care Competencies: 
Population-based approaches to health care delivery
Coordinated Care Competencies: 
Care coordination for comprehensive care of patient & family in the community
Health information technology, including e-communications with patients & other providers
Interprofessionalism & interdisciplinary team collaboration
Team leadership
Quality Care & Safety Competencies: 
Evidence-based practice
Accessible Care Competencies: 
Promotion of appropriate access to care (e.g., group appointments, open scheduling)
Last updated December 3, 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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