Assess the College of Medicine curriculum, including residencies, to determine the extent and types of current training and opportunities to pursue study in integrated health care.
Determine additional training needed to prepare physicians for practice in the integrated primary care environment of the future.
Become a national leader in physician workforce development in the area of integrated primary care and practice with interprofessional health teams.
Ensure that the FSU COM curriculum and residency placements include sufficient training in behavioral health care (e.g., basic concepts of integrated care; integrated care perspective; screening and problem-based assessment for behavioral health disorders; algorithms for mental health conditions; psychopharmacology; chronic disease; geriatric, cognitive and memory disorders; pediatric and obstetrical practice and behavioral health; and communicating with behavioral health professionals.
COM Graduate Surveys
Develop and conduct a survey(s) to assess the adequacy of COM training relative to primary care practice; the extent of graduates’ practice in integrated care settings; comfort of graduates in screening, diagnosing and treating behavioral health conditions; graduates’ practice using interprofessional health teams; and graduates’ suggestions for changes in medical education relative to integrated care.
Residencies – Health Team Placements
The FSU COM will plan its residencies with its partners to train residents in more efficient and effective care delivery models (e.g., patient-centered medical homes).
To accomplish this, FSU will test with other FSU colleges and other universities the placement of residents/intern/students in multi-professional placements in the same settings.
For example, primary care residents will be co-located with nursing, social work, pharmacy, students, social workers, and nutrition students in a medical home setting that also employs other team professionals.
FSU Teaching Clinic
The Center will:
Establish or affiliate/partner with, or purchase a primary care clinic in Tallahassee
Reestablish the clinic as a teaching clinic/center
Reengineer the clinic so that it serves as a primary care teaching facility (e.g. organization, staffing, residencies, programming, services)
Assign FSU COM faculty to work with the teaching facility