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Currents Projects:

Collaborative Academic Administrative Unit in Family Medicine/Pediatrics/Internal Medicine supported in part by a PHS BHPr. Grant No. D12 HP 00024-01

This project is an institutional, collaborative effort between the three primary care disciplines. It will develop a Community-Based Education Division that will be an expanded administrative unit under the Department of Family Medicine.  Through this Division, the Institution administers and provides quality clinical education and service experiences that effectively and efficiently develops primary care oriented and community-responsive physicians.  

The Community Based Education Division has the following specific objectives:

  1. To provide the administrative support and organization of Community-Based Resources for the primary care departments throughout the Medical Curriculum Program.
  2. To establish liaisons or partnerships with community-based primary care physicians and clinical practice organizations that serve as a resource for clinical experiences throughout the medical curriculum.
  3. To develop and coordinate community service experiences for medical students with underserved and high-risk populations.

A predoctoral Training Grant in Primary Care Supported by HRSA for teaching Geriatrics in Primary Care started in June 2004.

This project is an institutional, collaborative effort between the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Internal Medicine.  

Through this project, we will be working in developing a curriculum, which goals are:

·        To prepare community-responsive physicians with the competencies to assess the needs of the elderly in a community and work with its members towards the resolution of their problems.

·        To aid the student in evaluating primary care as a potential specialty for practice by experiencing community-based primary care which portrays the essence of community practice and the role of the generalist practitioner.

The Project will concentrate in attaining the following specific objectives:

1.      Develop and implement a required Curriculum in Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine for all students in years 1, 2, and 3 in the medicine program and selective/electives in the fourth year.

2.      To recruit, develop and retain a base of multi-disciplinary community-based training sites to support the gerontology/geriatrics curriculum.

3.  To improve geriatric competencies in geriatric practice and teaching by the creation and implementation of faculty development activities in clinical training in geriatrics for individual primary care physicians.          

 For more information contact Dr. Marta Febo , MD, Project Director mfebo@psm.edu) or Dr. Muņeca Rivera , MD, Family Medicine Geriatrician Coordinator (murivera@psm.edu).


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