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PCP is Hiring!

We are currently seeking a Director of Field, an Instructional Design Consultant and both Communications and Development Interns. Learn more here.
 
Invest in Future Leaders with Your Donation

At PCP, we view our work developing primary care leaders as a long-term investment to strengthen the health of our communities and families. You can invest in the future of primary care with a donation to PCP.

Leadership Summit
We've locked down the dates for the 2016 Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit and will be sending out invites to a new group of change makers ready to take their leadership to a next level in the next few weeks. Read more about the summit here.
 
Hotspotting 2015 

The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers (CCHP), Primary Care Progress and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) just wrapped up the 2015 Student Hotspotting Mini-Grant Project, a project designed to reduce repeat ER visits from some patients via a team-based approach. Click here to learn more!

'Lost and Found: A Consumer's Guide to Healthcare'
Lost and Found coverThis excellent new book was written to culture a narrative about the true value of primary care and the doctor-patient relationship. It's also a good indicator of where medicine is going in addition to presenting solutions to educate consumers and help them navigate the obstacles that stand between them and high-quality, affordable health care. Learn more here.

Our 2014 Annual Report

Leadership - and the way the PCP network is bringing it into into the primary care movement - is the focus of our 2014 Annual Report. View the report online here, or download the complete report here.

Latest from Our Blog

 Today on the blog, a classic from our archives.  When a homeless man who trusted almost no one allowed Diana Wohler to take his blood sugar, a long-term relationship ensued. By Diana Wohler No one knew just how long Freddy had been homeless nor what circumstances had brought him to the doorstep of the Baltimore Rescue Mission shelter.  As far as Dr. Dalton – our physician supervisor – and his students knew, Freddy had been there forever.  Residents of the shelter were required to help out, sweeping floors or cooking for the other residents.  Freddy always volunteered for clinic duty and was charged with making the list of patients to be seen that night, assigning patients to student clinicians, keeping the endless folders of medical records in order, and distributing supplies: stethoscopes and blood pressure cuffs to students, socks and toothpaste to patients.    more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Feb 11, 2016 11:41 AM EST
Last year, this med student took a leave of absence from medical school to launch a health-care startup. She discussed that decision here on the blog . Back from her time off and on the way to residency, she shares what she learned on the other side.  By Gina Siddiqui On this blog last May, I reflected on my path from medical school to starting a health tech company in San Francisco. In an environment that fetishizes the “dropout founder,” I always met perplexed faces when I said I planned to return to medical school. Now that graduation day is around the corner, I thought I’d shed light on my choice to return to clinical practice and what I learned on the other side.   more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Feb 9, 2016 2:55 PM EST
"A year ago, I decided to get off the hamster wheel. I didn't quit practicing medicine -- my passion -- but I decided to practice medicine the way I had envisioned when I graduated from medical school 16 years ago." Read all about that practice today on the blog. By Jeffrey Gold, MD Every patient knows this story: Your physician rushes into an exam room, file folder in hand, stares into a computer screen, and then vanishes after spending 10-15 minutes with you. What patients probably don’t realize is that their doctor is thinking, “This is not what I signed up for when I decided to go into primary care medicine.”   Framing a new health care model is not for the faint of heart, but this is what we went to medical school to do. Patients and doctors deserve better, but it is up to us to change it. It is obvious we need a course correction when a highly respected medical journal reports “patients want their physicians to look at them — not their computer screens — while in the exam room.”   more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Feb 2, 2016 1:50 PM EST

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The Primary Care Crisis


Sixty million Americans lack adequate access to primary care at the same time that medical schools are producing fewer primary care physicians. Watch and learn about the crisis and what you can do.

Why Does Primary Care Need Leaders? 
 
 
We asked some of our chapter leaders why primary care needs leaders as well as why the field needs PCP. Listen to their thoughtful responses in our latest video.