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AMSA Primary Care Interprofessional Leadership Institute

May 30-31, 2015
AMSA National Office
Sterling, VA

Registration Deadline: May 10, 2015

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?

We are seeking students from health professions programs (nursing, physician assistant, public health, psychology, pharmacy, dental and medical) who want to participate in an interprofessional learning environment at the AMSA Primary Care Interprofessional Leadership Institute (PCILI), where you will discuss, reflect, and apply insights in answer to these questions and more.  Throughout the two day event, students will engage with experts in both the theory and practice of interprofessional primary care. 

Institute Objectives

  • Define and discuss primary care
  • Define and discuss primary care provider roles
  • Discuss the importance of advocacy for primary care 

Designed through collaboration with experts in medical, nursing, public health, and physician assistant education, the PCILI curriculum includes interactive sessions, speakers representing a broad spectrum of health professions, and an integrative team-based experience that will challenge participants to consider 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.


The registration fee of $99 includes lunch on Saturday and Sunday. The registration fee does not include travel or housing. Membership in AMSA is required to participate in the Institute. For non-members the $174 registration fee includes an AMSA membership in the appropriate membership category. 

All activities will take place at the AMSA Office at 45610 Woodland Road Suite 300, Sterling, Virginia 20166.


Programming will take place all day Saturday (9am to 6 pm) and half of Sunday (9 am to noon). 

Saturday: Provider Roles & Primary Care

  • Introductions, Purpose of PCILI
  • Beginning to define Provider Roles in Health Care
  • Defining Primary Care
  • Models of Primary Care, Examples of Interprofessional Teams in Primary Care
  • Integrative Team Based Case Competition

Sunday: Education and Advocacy

  • Discussion of Primary Care in Health Professions Education
  • Primary Care Education and Curriculum development
  • Discussion of Primary Care Policy

If you are interested in staying in a hotel near the AMSA office, here is a suggestion.

  1. Courtyard Dulles Town Center – Marriot 

45500 Majestic Drive, Sterling VA 20166

The hotel is approximately 1.5 miles from the AMSA Office.

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