Future Faces of Family Medicine or FFFM is one of the most inspiring approaches to supporting primary care that we've seen. The program was conceived by family medicine physicians Dr. Randi Sokol, Dr. Charlene Hauser and Dr. Alisha Dyer, when they were residents at UC Davis and Sutter Health. The (then) residents saw a need for a program to bring family medicine to young people - especially those from low-income and ethnic minority backgrounds. With support from the California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) as well as the cooperation of Sacramento High School, the residents created FFFM with great success. The program is a credited course in which approximately 20 students meet for discussions, hands-on workshops and patient care with family medicine residents. The program is currently expanding to additional schools. Read more on our blog.
This video was produced by PCP with the cooperation of the Future Faces of Family Medicine team including CAFF and Sacramento Charter High School.
Videographers: Jenette Restivo (Primary Care Progress) and Chris Navalta (CAFP)
Producer/Editor: Jenette Restivo
Group Learning: Resident-Run Group Visits at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
Family Medicine residents at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and the Alpert Medical School at Brown University lead group visits for patients living with diabetes. The visits, which are part of a new PCMH rotation within the residency, take on a team-based approach to delivering high quality care for patients. About the innovators:
Dr. David Ashley is Medical Director of Family Care. Fluent in Spanish, Dr. Ashley earned his medical degree at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He completed a family medicine residency at Memorial Hospital. In his role, Dr. Ashley works with the residents in the patient-centered medical home practice.
Dr. Jeff Borkan is a family physician researcher, educator, clinician and advocate whose career has bridged two fields (family medicine and medical anthropology), both in the U.S. and abroad (Israel, Tonga). Since medical school, he has been active in family medicine research, as well as being a practicing family physician and resident/student educator. For six years, he was the coordinator of a national practice-based research network and served as the director of research in a family medicine department for a decade. Concurrently, he managed the medical services of an isolated desert region in southern Israel, later joining a model teaching practice in the Galilee. He came to Brown after having been the Vice Chair of Behavioral Science at Tel Aviv University, coordinating a major humanistic curriculum reform there. At Brown, Dr. Borkan has spearheaded the growth of the Department of Family Medicine, has been active in Rhode Island health policy and has been president of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine (2009-10).
Memorial Hospital's Family Care Center (FCC) opened in 1975 as a teaching facility and practice base for the Brown Family Medicine Residency Program. The Center provides the highest quality of comprehensive and continuous care to patients and their families throughout the life cycle, with the goal of reducing health disparities for the underserved communities of Pawtucket and Central Falls. Although the center has over three decades of experience as a leading primary care provider for well over 10,000 community residents, clinicians continue to improve the practice of medicine. Over the past 10 years, the Family Care Center has been moving to achieve a transformation in the care it provides – becoming a highly functioning patient-centered medical home.
This video was produced by PCP with the cooperation of Dr. Jeff Borkan, Dr. David Ashley and team at Memorial Hospital's Family Care Center.