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PCP is Hotspotting!
Primary Care Progress is honored to partner with The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers (CCHP) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) on the 2014 Student Hot Spotting Mini-Grant Project! Learn about the project and the teams who have been selected to hotspot here.

Clinical Innovation Network Webinar
On July 9th, PCP hosted a webinar highlighting direct primary care, a fast-growing clinical model that allows patients direct access to providers for a small monthly fee.  This webinar featured the co-founders of AtlasMD, who focused on advice for medical trainees interested in the direct primary care model. Watch the recording here.

Annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit

In September, PCP will host its third annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit in Cambridge, Mass. This interactive, skills-building summit will launch our primary care community into a powerful year of relationship and movement building, campaigns, and action.  Learn more about this year's summit...

Primary Care Progress 2013 Annual Report
Primary Care Progress is excited to release its annual report for the year ending December 21, 2013. To read more about the exciting events and projects from within our network in the past year, you can view the report online here, or download the complete report here.

Leadership + Innovation Academy

Primary Care Progress and Iora Health are excited to announce the Primary Care Leadership + Innovation Academy, a program to develop new leaders in primary care innovation. The academy will engage a group of primary care medical and nurse practitioner residents for a curriculum that combines immersion in advanced clinical innovation in primary care with training in enhanced communication and community engagement strategies.  Learn more...

Latest from Progress Notes

Many members of the PCP community recently attended the Direct Primary Care Summit in Arlington, VA. We'll be sharing their perspectives here over the coming weeks . Today a family medicine faculty physician weighs in.   By James Breen, M.D. The discipline of family medicine was founded on the idea – contrarian at its inception – that a... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Jul 22, 2014 10:43 AM EDT
Jessie Gruman, founder of the Center for Advancing Health , died Monday. Her mission at the center for 20 years was to increase patients' engagement in their own health care.  She encouraged this engagement in her regular posts on The Prepared Patient blog . She shared one of those posts with Progress Notes earlier this year. By Jessie C.... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Jul 17, 2014 11:02 AM EDT
Practicing low-resource family medicine in developing countries revitalizes this family doc's love of his specialty. He encourages other family docs and trainees to take part in international medical trips because of their close alignment with the scope and values of family medicine. By Mark Ryan, M.D. I was born in the Dominican... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Jul 15, 2014 9:47 AM EDT
In his third post for Progress Notes , Dr. Selinger explains that good communication -- which is the key to a high functioning health care system -- extends far beyond just doctor and patient and must be maintained across all touch points in the health care system. By H. Andrew Selinger, M.D. When I get sick, I want to know what’s wrong, how I can... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Jul 10, 2014 12:36 PM EDT
By Matthew Mintz, M.D. Most articles about why medical students don’t choose primary care will say that a career in primary care simply won’t pay off the enormous debt accrued in medical school. Indeed, the average 2010 graduate came away $157,944 in debt. And primary care salaries are in fact far lower than those of other specialties, a... more...
Posted by Catherine Rizos on Progress Notes Jul 8, 2014 9:55 AM EDT


 

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