AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title Primary Care Physician Provider Panel
Project type(s) Speaker
Date completed 10/2004
Chapter Yale University SOM
Project Coordinator Rachel Friedman
Summary of project Panel of 5 physicians took turns briefly discussing their field, their training, why they chose their field, the philosophy of their field, what a typical day was like. Afterwards, students asked questions and a lively discussion ensued. Topics included: panelists' involvement in activism, work/family balance, how to choose a primary care specialty, research in primary care fields, perceptions of primary care at Yale. Event co-sponsored by Pediatric, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine interest groups and OB/GYN mentorship program. The panel also included a physician with training in Med-Peds. Healthy burritos were offered for dinner.

Content area National Primary Care Week
Number of participants 30
Participant hours involved 50 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost $150
Project funding Medical school funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Flyers in high traffic areas, email announcements. Worked fairly well considering the climate for primary care at our school.
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions The panelists loved their fields, several were activists, some were known advocates for primary care and their field, the group was diverse in age/stage in career, gender, somewhat race. Topics for presentation targetted basics, questions that are particu

Comments Great to bring together primary care interest groups, both in terms of people and financial resources and for long-term work to promote primary care and care of the underserved.