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40th Anniversary STFM Conference on Medical Student Education:

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PM4 Primary Care as Cutting Edge: Creating a Primary Care Leadership Academy

Anna Chodoa, MD; Elisabeth Wilson, MD, MPH

02/1/14 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ryman Studio B-C

As the US faces a stark primary care physician shortage, it is imperative to recruit more medical students into primary care. We sought to help students appreciate the vital role of primary care, the impact it can have on improving health, and what makes primary care cutting edge in health care today. In a collaboration of family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics, we developed a Primary Care Leadership Academy (PCLA). The PCLA is a collaboration of students, residents, and faculty in all primary care fields working together to promote primary care at our institution. The goals of the PCLA are to promote learner engagement in primary care innovations efforts, support career interests in primary care, and enhance primary care education, mentoring, and advocacy.

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