Fifth National Workshop On The Community Benefits Of Family Medicine Residency Programs

Marianne McKennett, MD, Scripps Hospital Chula Vista (California); Cornelius Hopper, MD Emeritus VP, University of California; and Allan Wilke, MD, University of Alabama, Huntsville; discuss the impact of family medicine training on communities.

Hyatt Regency San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas

Friday, August 26, 2005

A view of the San Antonio Riverwalk, site of the 5th National Workshop
A view of the San Antonio Riverwalk, site of the 5th National Workshop

(8:30 AM- 5:00 PM)

Saturday, August 27, 2005

(8:00 AM ? 2:00 PM)

The Fifth National Workshop is a special event of the National Conferences on Primary Health Care Access, the National Consortium on Community-Based Medical Education and the Coastal Research Group

The Fifth National Workshop  on the Community Benefits of Family Medicine Programs will be held Friday, August 26, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 27, 2005 from 8:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio.  The meeting site is within walking distance of Texas’ number one tourist attraction, the Alamo, and is located on Texas’ number two tourist attraction, San Antonio’s River Walk.

Registration: $295.  Space Limited. Pre-registration required.

(To obtain a registration form, e-mail your request to [email protected])

Registration checks should made out to Coastal Research Group and mailed to:

Coastal Research Group

PO Box 2355

Granite Bay, CA  95746

For inquiries on space availability or other questions: [email protected]

The background of the National Workshops:

Family medicine residency programs are among the most significant reforms in the postgraduate training of physicians in the past 35 years.  The establishment of hundreds of physician training programs in community settings resulted in a transformation in the training of primary care physicians.  Among the changes were a marked increase in the number of accredited ?teaching hospitals? producing comprehensively trained physicians and the establishment of postgraduate training components in a wide variety of settings that previously had never been involved in physician education.

The National Workshops on the Community Benefits of Family Medicine Residency Programs are engaged in defining the interactions created between physician training and various community settings, particularly the benefits that accrue to those communities in which the training occurs.  In San Antonio, the Fifth National Workshop will take place that will continue a multi-year research project whose objective will be the definition and description of these benefits.

The Fifth National Workshop continues a series of inquiries into the underlying public purposes for the creation and funding of family practice residency programs. An outcome of the Fifth National Workshop will be a framework for determining the success of family medicine residency programs in achieving legislative goals.

A result of the previous National Conferences is the development of a taxonomy of benefits that residency programs bring to their institution and settings.  That taxonomy is the framework for on-site surveys currently being conducted of a participating group of ?profiled residency programs?.

One product resulting from the National Workshop and the subsequent study will be a formal description of community benefits in a format useful to policy makers, teachers of family medicine, and hospital and medical school administrators.  A second product will be protocol to be used by others in defining the impact that other training programs are having on their communities.

The Coastal Research Group, a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation is coordinating the formative stages of this research project.  An outcome of the National Workshop will be the reported results of Community Benefit Surveys conducted on-site at 45 profiled family practice residency programs selected from among the institutional members of the Coastal Research Group.  That subject group will become the basis for developing the draft of a comprehensive study of the impact of family medicine residency training on the communities in which the subject group is located.

For the most up-to-date draft program and agenda of the Fifth National Workshop, select the news article Fifth National Workshop Program and Faculty at the website link http://www.coastalresearch.org/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=36&Itemid=2.