Natl Project on Community Benefits Phase I: the first 41 Survey Site Visits

The mobile health unit of the UCSD/St Vincent de Paul Health Center, San Diego, California
The mobile health unit of the UCSD/St Vincent de Paul Health Center, San Diego, California

An important element of the National Project on the Community Benefits of Family Medicine Residency Programs is information secured from a group of residency programs that collaborate in the research projects of the Coastal Research Group.

At the Second National Workshop on the Community Benefits of Family Medicine Residency Programs (held in Louisville in September, 2002) workshop participants constructed a Site Survey Questionnaire designed to elicit and organize information on the profiled residency programs.

The following is the list of the “profiled family medicine residency programs” that participated in the first phase of the Survey Site Visits.  Their Survey Site Visit Responses have been organized into 18 Taxonomy Sections. The Coastal Research Group Policy Analysis Committee has responsibility for oversight of processes by which their responses are being reviewed.

The Survey Site Visits of these 41 residency programs were conducted between July 2003 and March 2005:

Alabama: Medical Center East, Birmingham

California: Scripps Hospital, Chula Vista; Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Colton; UCSF Fresno, Fresno; Glendale Adventist Health Center, Glendale; Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Harbor City; Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles; USC Multi-site program, Los Angeles and San Gabriel; White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles; Stanislaus Medical Center, Modesto; Northridge Hospital, Northridge; Pomona Valley Hospital, Pomona; Riverside Regional Medical Center, Riverside; Natividad Medical Center, Salinas; UCSD Medical Center, San Diego; UCSD/St Vincent de Paul Village, San Diego; UCSF/San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco; UC Irvine, Santa Ana; UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Van Nuys; San Joaquin General Hospital, Stockton; Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Whittier

Georgia: Mercer University, Macon

Illinois, SIU Family Practice, Decatur; SIU Family Practice, Springfield

Indiana: Indiana University Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis

Kentucky: T. J. Samson Hospital Family Practice, Glasgow; University of Kentucky, Lexington; University of Louisville, Louisville

Nevada: University of Nevada Reno Family and Community Medicine Department, Las Vegas

Ohio: Dayton Community (Good Samaritan Hospital), Dayton; Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton; Mercy Health Partners, Toledo

Oklahoma: Durant Family Practice, Durant; Oklahoma University, Oklahoma City; Saints Family Practice, Oklahoma City*; Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tulsa; Oklahoma University, Tulsa

Oregon: Merle West Health Center, Klamath Falls; Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland

Pennsylvania: Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown

Texas: University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Tyler

*After the site visit, this program was merged with the St Anthony Family Medicine Residency Program, Oklahoma City

During the Summer of 2003, on-site surveys were field-tested at three residency programs.  The results were reviewed at the Third National Workshop in San Diego in September, 2003 and the Site Survey instrument revised.  Subsequently, a National Project site reviewer conducted site visits of the programs listed above.

A second phase of Survey Site Visits are planned to begin in July, 2005.

Institutional membership in the Coastal Research Group is open to any accredited family medicine residency program, accredited by either the Residency Review Committee on Family Medicine or its osteopathic equivalent. There is a modest institutional membership fee that offsets some of the costs of the National Project.

For inquiries on institutional membership and participation in the community benefits study, please send an e-mail  to [email protected]