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Goals & Objectives

PCMH: Concept & Practice

    • Provide students with evidence-based learning and experiential exposure to the principles and practice of the Patient Centered Medical Home model.
    • Educate students about the how the Patient Centered Medical Home will change the future landscape of primary care in the United States.
    • Understand the different operational models, their advantages and disadvantages in supporting the principles and achieving the goals of the PCMH.
    • Empower students to be leaders in, and advocate for, changes in systems-based care that benefit both patients and health providers.


  • Know the history behind the development of the Patient Centered Medical Home concept.
  • Gain an understanding of the current landscape of primary care medicine and the changes sought by the PCMH model.
  • List the evidence that support the 7 principles of the Patient Centered Medical Home: Personal Physician; Physician Directed Medical Practice: Whole Person Orientation; Integrated & Coordinated Care; Quality & Safety; Enhanced Access; and Payment.
  • Understand the reasoning behind the spread of the PCMH model.

Integration of the Model

  • Participate in patient care within a Patient Centered Medical Home primary care practice.
  • Associate each of the 7 principles of the PCMH with one of their patients to see how the PCMH has directly benefited or harmed the patient.
  • Be aware of the resources available to providers regarding the PCMH and its implementation.
  • Understand how a practice undergoes change and redesign.
  • List the NCQA standards and criteria required to become recognized as a PCMH.