What are the many paths into primary care? What does primary care encompass? What do high-functioning patient-centered, interprofessional primary care practices look like, and what are the best practices that characterize them as "high-functioning," "patient-centered," and "interprofessional"? How are the roles of the different members of the primary care team determined and defined? How, really, does interprofessional learning work, beyond the theory and into actual practice?
You are invited to join students from the health professions programs (nursing, physician assistant, public health, pharmacy, and medical) in an interprofessional learning environment at the AMSA-SOMA Primary Care Interprofessional Leadership Institute (PCILI), where you will discuss, reflect, and apply insights in answer to these questions and more. Over three days, students will engage with experts in both the theory and practice of interprofessional primary care. Designed through collaboration with experts in medical, nursing, and physician assistant education, the PCLILI curriculum includes interactive sessions, speakers representing a broad spectrum of health professions, and an integrative experience at an interprofessional, patient-centered primary care clinic in the Washington, D.C. area that will show you that the future of primary care is now, and how you can lead further advances and improvements in primary care. Through your participation in the PCILI, you will achieve a stronger understanding of primary care and innovations in interprofessional primary care education and practice. You'll leave PCILI with a clearer understanding of the ways that primary care providers interact with their communities to deliver the most comprehensive, patient-centered care possible. Inspired by the experience, each participant in the Institute will be equipped with both the knowledge and the skills to implement a project at your home institution to promote patient-centered, interprofessional primary care in your community.
Program fees for selected applicants are being covered by the generosity of our sponsor, the Primary Care Organizations Consortium.
Registration includes breakfast and lunch for each day of the program as well as 2 nights of
hotel accommodations (4 same-gender persons to a room). Participants will be responsible for all other meals and travel expenses, including airfare and/or ground transportation.
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