PCP@Baylor was started in January 2011. As a chapter of the national Primary Care Progress initiative, the focus of our group is promoting awareness of issues relating to primary care as well as developing innovative strategies to the emerging challenges in this field. One way that we plan to accomplish this is by pairing up students, residents, and faculty to work on addressing problems in the delivery of primary care through the Primary Care Innovation Collaborative (PCIC). Also, our chapter is becoming especially involved in practice transformation projects, as many of Baylor physicians convert their practices into patient-centered medical homes.
The leadership team for the 2012-2013 school year has been assembled and we are working towards these goals. We will soon have a meeting (see the events calendar) for prospective members.
PCP@Bryn Mawr was started in 2010 by a group of postbaccalaureate premedical students who saw the need to promote primary care awareness among students and the local Bryn Mawr community. Given the ever-changing landscape of primary care in the United States, PCP@Bryn Mawr hopes to promote a better understanding of the various developments, challenges, and current initiatives surrounding this field of medical care. Our goal is to attract individuals among the undergraduate and postbaccalaureate student body who are passionate about primary health care, and work towards connecting with professionals in the field; opening doors to various opportunities in the area. This year, we plan to introduce events on campus to continue promoting a community-wide understanding of the current state of primary care, with the goal of fuelling student-led discussions on relevant topics.
For more information, contact Leah Savitsky (lsavitsky at brynmawr.edu)
PCP@Buffalo brings together trainees, educators, innovators and community members in the Buffalo, NY metro area primary care community. We see the unique challenges and opportunities of our proud Rust Belt City of Good Neighbors as a launching pad to revolutionize primary care education, innovation, sustainability and service.
PCP@Duke was launched in April 2012 at a joint town hall meeting with our neighbors from PCP@UNC, and we are enthusiastic to join the grassroots movement in support of primary care. Our chapter hopes to capitalize on the Primary Care Progress national network to provide leadership and advocacy training, ideas for local innovation, and exposure to some of the brightest minds in primary care today.
We encourage involvement from students, residents, faculty, and staff from Duke University Schools of Medicine and Nursing, Duke University Health System, and our local community.
PCP@Georgetown was started in September 2010 by a group of undergraduates that shared a common interest in learning about primary care. Our goal is to increase awareness about issues in primary care and provide real opportunities to get involved at the undergraduate level. On campus, we organize talks given by primary care leaders and create exciting research and volunteer opportunities at local clinics. We also run a monthly journal club moderated by a doctor at the Georgetown School of Medicine to discuss issues in healthcare and especially in primary care. Though primarily composed of undergrads, the Georgetown Chapter is also open to medical students/other trainees, residents, and clinicians.
PCP@Georgetown is also very invested in creating exciting opportunities for trainees to get a taste of the innovating ideas clinics are employing to improve patient care.
PCP@Harvard was the founding chapter in the Primary Care Progress network and brings together trainees, educators and innovators spanning the Harvard primary care community. We seek to work both at the grassroots and with local institutions to continually strengthen our community and primary care education and delivery at Harvard.
Resident Collaborative in Primary Care Innovation
The Collaborative is a space for trainees from across the Harvard teaching hospitals with shared interest in primary care and primary care redesign to learn together and from each other. We plan monthly to bimonthly meetings consisting of site visits, conversations with local innovators, discussions, and social activities. This site is the virtual home for our vibrant trainee community. Click to join and learn more.
OHSU is excited to be starting a Primary Care Progress chapter. In the fall of 2011 a group of second year medical students worked with the PCP team in planning National Primary Care Week events. The OHSU PCP chapter hopes to facilitate dialogue and collaboration among the diverse group of primary care clinicians. We are also excited to help students learn more about primary care innoavtion and become involved in projects that are taking place within the university and in the community.
The primary care progress chapter at Quinnipiac came alive in December 2012. We were inspired by Dr. Singer speaking to us at a National Primary Care week event. Currently, our core team is made up of 5 members from the Physician Assistant class of 2014 and we are all very passionate about primary care. In the coming weeks and months, we plan on spreading the word to other health science programs at Quinnipiac and get this initiative even more energized. We are pumped about a kick off event in March. We envision our chapter to be 'the home' of primary care at Quinnipiac. Looking forward to having many members who share our vision and participate in promoting primary care in our community.
Vision This PCP chapter at Quinnipiac University will be a ‘home for primary care’, that shall provide a frame of reference for training and outreach within the student community and at large.
Mission Our mission is to promote primary care, foster innovation and encourage leadership to improve patient care and outcomes through interprofessional efforts.