The purpose of this program is to create, implement and evaluate a new multi-disciplinary primary care training program at the University of Chicago, with the goal of developing effective leaders for primary care transformation across two levels of training, including Primary Care residents and faculty development.
Transforming primary care clinics into high performing patient-centered practices requires building cohesive teams, improving clinical operations, effectively using Electronic Medical Record (EMR), promoting patient self-management, and linking patients to community resources to support healthy lifestyles. Leading primary care transformation requires a robust understanding of health systems and new models of care, patient centered practices, and data-driven population health management.
A diverse, well prepared workforce is needed to care for our increasingly diverse patient populations. In addition, primary care leaders need strong skills for working with multi-disciplinary teams, aligning incentives, leading quality improvement, change management, and building collaborative networks.
Goal: to develop effective leaders for primary care transformation
• Multi-disciplinary program with collaboration among Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Family Medicine departments
• Connect trainee and faculty scholars from all disciplines through directed readings, symposiums, projects, and mentorship
• Support primary care practice innovation toward high-performing, patient-centered models
• Prepare a diverse primary care workforce with training in patient-centered care, practice management, health care systems, and leadership skills
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