Recent studies have shown that medical students are familiar with a few concepts of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model. However, many academic health science centers do not provide the framework for understanding how those concepts fit into the overarching PCMH model. This project addresses this gap by developing the infrastructure for training all students and residents in the primary care departments in medicine, the general dentistry students and residents across both schools at Meharry Medical College.
- Create the infrastructure for transforming the existing curriculum in the School of Medicine (SOM) and the School of Dentistry (SOD) by integrating the PCMH model as a module to expand and enhance PCMH training.
- Integrate the PCMH model in the training of residents and students by using an interprofessional curriculum.
- Implement the PCMH model across all schools at Meharry.
- Develop and establish a PCMH Steering Committee in Years 1-5 to design and implement a comprehensive PCMH training program for 420 medical students, 200 dental students and 72 residents (18 family medicine/45 medicine/9 general practice).
- Design and integrate 5 components of the PCMH into existing curriculum in Years 1-2.
- Implement the PCMH module in the medical and dental schools training in Years 3-5 for 420 medical students, 200 dental students and 72 residents (18 family medicine and 45 medicine and 9 general practice residents).
Meharry Medical College Mission
Meharry Medical College is an academic health sciences center that exists to improve the health and health care of minority and underserved communities by offering excellent education and training programs in the health sciences. True to its heritage, Meharry places special emphasis on providing opportunities for people of color, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, and others regardless of race or ethnicity; delivering high quality health services; and conducting research that fosters the elimination of health disparities.