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 and apply here.

PCP Recruiting Clinical Innovation Fellow
Do you know a health professions student who's passionate about clinical innovation in primary care?  Primary Care Progress is looking for its next Clinical Innovation Fellow--please help us spread the word about this exciting opportunity.  Learn more here...

Match Day 2014
It's almost Match Day! This year, PCP will be sharing a great deal of new content and resources during our two-week Match Day Campaign including a new animation video and daily Progress Notes contributed by members of our community.  On March 25th, we're teaming up with the Robert Graham Center to bring you a webinar on how to reinvigorate the primary care pipeline.  Learn more here.
Investing in Primary Care

On Tuesday, March 4th, the White House released its proposed budget for FY 2015. The budget includes investments intended to strengthen primary care to meet the nation's growing demand. PCP is pleased by this high-level show of support for primary care and the crucial role primary care providers play in the health care system.  Read our press release on the budget here.
Clinical Innovation Network Webinar
On Wednesday, April 9, PCP will host a webinar highlighting innovations in interprofessional education, with Dr. Lauren Collins, from the Jefferson Interprofessional Education Center at Thomas Jefferson University.  Dr. Collins will be joined by Will Garner, a 4th-year medical student and co-president and moderator of JeffCHAT, a student-run interprofessional forum. Watch the recording of the webinar here.

PCP Wins Leadership Award
PCP is honored to receive the Connecticut Center for Primary Care's Student Leadership Award for our work on mentoring, advocacy, and promoting team medicine.  Click here to learn more about the award and the Center's annual Primary Care Summit. 

Clinical Innovation Toolkit

Primary Care Progress is pleased to release a new toolkit for those interested in learning more about the role students can play in clinical innovation.  Download the toolkit: A Flash of Insight: Students Improve Clinic Flow with Simple Online Tools.

Latest from Progress Notes

In today's  Progress Notes , we launch the first in a three-part series about the fall and rise of primary care. By Anoop Raman, M.D., M.B.A. Much of the news we hear about primary care is disheartening at best, frightening at worst. Most of us have heard that there is a shortage of primary doctors , and with over seven million new... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Apr 22, 2014 1:38 PM EDT
Based on her own family history, this medical student knows that future physicians need training in health disparities and social determinants of health. By Tehreem Rehman When I was growing up, my mother often recounted the story of a dermatologist who figured out that the fungal infection in her hands stemmed from sensitivity to dishwashing... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Apr 17, 2014 10:05 AM EDT
Seeing firsthand the ways in which primary care and the health care system in general don't work for many of the neediest patients, this med student urges Minnesota legislators to support innovative models of care that will serve patients better and attract more students. By Peter Meyers Mary went to the emergency room 68 times in 2013 despite... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Apr 15, 2014 11:27 AM EDT
In an all-too-common patient story that will frustrate any patient or doc who's been there, regular contributor Stephen Schimpff explains what's wrong with primary care through one patient case. By Stephen Schimpff, M.D. A primary care physician needs, of course, to be well educated, well trained and up to date. But that’s not... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Apr 10, 2014 1:59 PM EDT
In response to a patient case described in a  New York Times  blog, this family doc explains why listening to all members of a patient's family isn't a violation of privacy and should be the standard of care. By Jack Westfall, M.D. In her January 13, 2014, "Hard Cases" blog post for The New York Times , Dr. Abigail Zuger... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Apr 8, 2014 11:08 AM EDT

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A primary care crisis


Our country is experiencing a 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. It’s never been more urgent for our country to show a commitment to primary care. Watch and learn about the crisis and what you can do.


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