Last year, Primary Care Progress hosted a town hall meeting in Chapel Hill. We brought together students, residents, and clinicians from both Duke and UNC to discuss the challenges facing primary care training and delivery in the triangle area. We hope to continue providing similar outlets to connect people and spark the debate necessary to improve primary care in our area.
Interest Group Meetings
For our interest group meetings, we will invite local primary care providers to discuss the exciting things going on in North Carolina related to primary care. Stay tuned for more info on when, where, and who.
We are collaborating with AMSA to present a residency panel during National Primary Care Week. The panel will have representatives from the Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and Internal Medicine residency programs. This panel will be an excellent way for students to hear from all areas of primary care in one place. The residents will be able to share the reasoning behind their choice in residency and their clinical experiences during residency. They will have an opportunity to inspire future primary care residents from the first and second year medical students.
Clinical Innovation Workshop
At the Clinical Innovation Workshop, we will invite a few physicians to describe problems in their clinics. We will break into groups and brainstorm ways to solve these real world problems. This workshop will be a unique opportunity for medical students to become intimately involved with health care reform.
Clinical Innovation Collaboratives
Throughout the spring and summer, we will continue this unique opportunity with a Clinical Innovation Collaboratives. We will pair interested students with clinicians to discuss local innovation projects. Students will be able to meet with the clinician on a monthly basis. This project will function as a hands-on mentorship program centered on clinic redesign.
Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in helping with or attending any of these events.