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What is PCMH?

Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a team approach to health care led by your primary care physician. The model provides a central point of access to health care professionals, medical records and complementary care.

What is the College-Wide Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Training Program?

The College-Wide PCMH Training Program goal is to create an infrastructure to transform the existing curriculum in the School of Medicine and School of Dentistry by integrating the PCMH model. This training program is designed for medical students, dental students and residents to develop an understanding of the knowledge and skills that are essential for their preparation 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 by 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 the clinical setting.

Students and residents in the School of Medicine and School of 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 goal is to implement the PCMH modules across all schools at Meharry Medical College; with an ultimate goal to improve health outcomes for the vulnerable population we serve.