What is the College-Wide Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Training Program?
The goal of the College-Wide PCMH Training Program is to create an infrastructure that transforms the existing curriculum in the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, through the integration of the PCMH model. This training program is designed for medical students, dental students and residents to develop an understanding of the knowledge and skills essential in preparing for work in an integrated PCMH practice setting.
The PCMH model will be incorporated in the current learning and training experience of students and residents, using an interprofessional curriculum with modules that focus on providing high quality, coordinated, patient-centered care. Students and residents will be given the opportunity to reinforce what they learn by practicing in clinical settings.
Students and residents in the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry will be exposed to access and continuity of care; team-based care and care coordination; care management using evidence-based practice; patient self-care support and community resources; population health management; continuous quality improvement; and electronic medical record data management/informatics with clinical metrics and measures of chronic disease management.
The objective is to implement the PCMH modules across all schools at Meharry Medical College, with the ultimate goal of improving health outcomes for the vulnerable population we serve.