SERVING, TEACHING AND LEARNING WHERE THE NEED IS GREATEST
a HRSA PCTE grant funded program
Access to primary care in medically underserved areas is a persistent challenge. The changing nature of healthcare delivery has transformed the PC physician from an independent contractor to a team leader, who must embrace and lead with collaborative skills in care coordination and fellow practitioner skill support (assisting clinicians to practice at the top of license), working toward achievement of the Quadruple Aim (Triple Aim + Joy in Practice). Care team members must evolve to work together in a new system with new metrics, payment models, and expectations; however, the medical education paradigm has not kept pace with these increasing expectations.
WHO and WHAT
The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education (WCGME), in partnership with A.T. Still University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA), are augmenting training across the primary care continuum by integrating authentic, team-based, patient-centered health professions education within nationally distributed community health center (CHC) training sites seeking to ultimately improve access to quality healthcare for highly vulnerable and underserved populations. WCGME’s public service mission is to continuously improve education and patient care in a collaborative spirit to enhance outcomes, access, and affordability. Via this project, WCGME and ATSU-SOMA are creating enhanced primary care didactics, contextual clinical learning activities/ assessments, and leadership courses to prepare trainees for practice in changing health care systems. The aim of this project is to enhance primary care (PC) workforce education through premise transformation motivate and better prepare increased numbers of trainees toward satisfying careers in the provision of high-quality, team-based care for the nation’s underserved.
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UPDATES & RESOURCES
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SBAR (Situation-Background-Assessment Recommendation) technique: a framework for communication between members of the health care team