Annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit

On September 26th to the 28th, PCP hosted its third annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit in Cambridge, Mass. 100 participants representing 23 health professional training schools attended this interactive, skills-building event.  The summit is designed to launch our primary care community into a powerful year of relationship and movement building, campaigns, and action.  Stay tuned for highlights from the summit and future Progress Notes. Learn more about the curriculum for this year's summit here.

We are honored to announce that this year's summit awarded the Gregg Stracks Award for Leadership in Primary Care to Jacqueline To from the PCP Chapter at the University of Colorado Medical School and to Kyle Turner from the University of Utah PCP Chapter. The award was given in recognition of a member of the PCP leadership team who has shown exemplary leadership in building teams to advance primary care and who embodies the important qualities that Gregg Stracks modeled. Read more about the award recipients here

This is National Primary Care Week MONTH!
National Primary Care Week (NPCW) is an annual event that serves to highlight the importance of primary care. The NPCW 2014 theme is advocacy for the underserved and marginalized communities.  PCP will be honoring that theme with special edition Progress Notes and film screenings. Learn more here

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.

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

In this piece from our archives, the writer shares the patient perspective on having a resident as a primary care provider. By Susan Putnins “I’ve been with my doctor for years and years,” an elderly man, voice hoarse but lilting with fondness for his caregiver, told a nurse in the primary care clinic where I was waiting to see a... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Sep 30, 2014 12:39 PM EDT
We can hardly believe that PCP's 3rd annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit kicks off tomorrow night! Here's a throwback to the 2012 summit. #TBT #PCPSummit2012 #PCPSummit2014 By Joe Nelson, M.D. When I got on the plane headed for the Greg Stracks Leadership Summit last year, I was skeptical. I'd recently been wondering if this... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Sep 25, 2014 11:41 AM EDT
PCP's 3rd annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit is just a few days away.  In today's  Progress Notes , PCP's president tells the story of Gregg Stracks and why the summit is named for him. By Andrew Morris-Singer, M.D. My junior year of Internal Medicine residency was a difficult, confusing time. A trainee committed to a... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Sep 23, 2014 10:27 AM EDT
To celebrate the launch of their PCP chapter, students at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine joined forces with family medicine and pediatrics clubs to offer free physicals to local Boy Scouts so the Scouts could attend summer camp. Here's how they did it. By Colin Peters When PCOM’s PCP chapter, founded in November 2013,... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Sep 18, 2014 10:43 AM EDT
Through hundreds of interviews with physicians, the author examines the characteristics of a good primary care doctor. By Stephen Schimpff, M.D. As a general rule, primary care physicians like people. This is true long before they start medical school and it continues to blossom during training. Ask these doctors, as I have during in-depth... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Sep 16, 2014 9:59 AM EDT


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