Faculty Fellows Complete Interprofessional Primary Care Workshop

I am excited to share that the first cohort of Faculty Fellows graduated from the Primary Care Training and Enhancement (PCTE) Faculty Fellowship on June 7, 2018.  PCTE is a grant project funded by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). Dr. John Boltri serves as the P.I. 

Congratulations to (pictured front row, from left to right) Dr. John Boltri (PCTE Principal Investigator), Dr. Amy F. Lee, Dr. Emily Godlewski, Dr. Janice Spalding, Dr. Emily George, Nichole Ammon, Dr. Kris Baughman, (pictured back row, from left to right) Dr. David Brinkman-Sull, Dr. Stacey Gardner-Buckshaw, Mike Appleman, Dr. David Sperling, Dr. Brian Bachelder and Dr. Imola Osapay for graduating from NEOMED's first Primary Care Training and Enhancement faculty fellowship.

The PCTE fellowship aims to improve the primary care workforce by enhancing interprofessional training for future primary care clinicians, teachers, and researchers. Specific attention is given to underserved populations while providing fellows with knowledge and skills needed to achieve the quadruple aim.

Thirteen primary care physicians and educators from one medical school and five partner hospitals participated in the 15-session, 18-month fellowship. The diverse primary care cohort included six family physicians, one general internist, one dual board-certified preventive medicine and OB/GYN physician, one Ph.D. psychologist, one master’s-level clinical counselor, and three non-physician medical school faculty with expertise in sociology, urban studies and curriculum development.

The fellowship occurred for eight hours on the first Thursday of each month with 4-6 hours of homework in between sessions. Content areas included: Quality Improvement, Research for Practice, Reduction of Health Disparities, Population Health Management, and Work-Life Balance. Through a train-the-trainers format, fellowship graduates champion the work at their sites and become subject experts to teach colleagues, residents, and medical students.

Cohort 2 began in January 2018, and we are currently recruiting interdisciplinary primary care faculty to participate in Cohort 3, beginning in January of 2019. If you are interested, contact Dr. Stacey Gardner-Buckshaw at sgardnerbuckshaw@neomed.edu.

–This article was contributed by Stacey L. Gardner-Buckshaw, Ph.D., M.P.A.


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