I was born to be a family physician educator. It just took me awhile to realize it! After a decade of working in community development in Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, I decided to become a doctor. During medical school I seriously entertained many of the primary care fields, but really found my calling while on my family medicine rotation. Although I won my residency’s Resident Teacher of the Year award upon graduation, I never thought that education would be a big part of my career until I was practicing for a few years. I realized during those first few years of practice how much I wanted to transform primary care education to both benefit patients and providers. I’ve found my professional home at the University of Colorado, where I’ve gotten the opportunity to care for patients in a practice that is really trying to be a medical home. I adore teaching residents both the nuts and bolts of “bugs and drugs,” along with strategies for being leaders in medical homes.
I have worked on projects and curricula that center around the idea that patients, physicians, and other care givers can work as a team to provide more patient-centered, evidence-based comprehensive chronic care and health advancement. I’ve been a major innovator in our P4 curriculum (Preparing the Personal Physician for Practice) with the goal of creating 21st century family doctors prepared to lead medical homes.
I split my time among clinical, educational and administrative activities for the University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program. First and foremost I am a clinician, seeing both my own and residents’ patients. Next, I am an educator, teaching medical students and residents both in the clinic and hospital. My love of family medicine education has also led me to take on more administrative roles. I am now the Associate Residency Director, coordinating much of the teaching for the residents including running our didactic curriculum and supervising resident scholarly activities. I also am the main coordinator for our interdisciplinary clinic care team.
American Academy of Family Physicians
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors
PUBLICATIONS AND GREY LITERATURE
- Montgomery, Linda and Graham, David. “Beyond Information: Negotiating with Patients and Evidence to Create Smart, Patient-Centered Care Plans,” Family Medicine Digital Resource Library, 2008.
- al-Bata’a, Sameerah and Montgomery, Linda. “Childhood Obesity.” PEPID Primary Care Plus. Evanston, IL: PEPID.
- Montgomery, Linda, deGruy, Frank, and Osbourne-Roberts, Tamaan. “ Family Medicine Digital Resource".