What is P4?
- It is a National effort with 14 residency programs participating.
- Its goal is to develop a new approach to training Family Medicine residents for practicing in the 21st century.
- Curricular innovations are developed and implemented to prepare residents to work in the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH).
- Many models for a new curriculum are being tested
- Learn more about the national P4 project
Our P4 Project
Our curriculum is reorganized but remains three years in length
PGY1 - First year rotations are preceded by three Skill Building Block (SBB)/Family Medicine Intensives that are three to four weeks in length. SBBs focus on preparing residents for upcoming hospital rotations and introduce the PCMH.
PGY2 - Two months in the PGY2 are dedicated to developing PCMH skills
- Four areas of curricular emphasis
- Developing mastery in health behavior change counseling
- Community advocacy
- Information management and evidence-based medicine
- Using the Chronic Care Model approach to caring for patients in the outpatient practices
- Expanding outpatient practice time and fixed practice days during the second half of residency
- Active involvement in transforming the residency's practices into Patient-Centered Medical Homes
What P4 Adds to Our Residency
- A curriculum designed to prepare residents for the new 21st century primary care practice
- A learning community where faculty and residents learn from each other
- A chance to shape the future of Family Medicine residency education
- Skills for building and working with health care teams
- Opportunities to learn how to maximize the use of information technology to deliver high quality, patient-centered care
- Integration of practice-based care with community resources