Program offers improved training for PCPs

A new program is getting under way which will help primary care residents prepare to run practices that serve more effectively as a "personal medical home" for patients. The program is funded by a $1.7 million grant from the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors and the American Board of Family Medicine, in collaboration with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Fourteen family residency programs are taking part in the initiative, dubbed "Preparing the Personal Physician for Practice," or P4. The fourteen will hold a joint meeting in May to to discuss their individual approaches to P4, each designed to help residents deliver coordinated care and keep patient satisfaction high. Over time, the Oregon Health & Science University Department of Family Medicine will measure the effectiveness of the initiative, which is intended to last five years.

To learn more about the P4 program:
- read this Portland Business Journal article