TRAINING, EDUCATION, AND CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Emphasis on training and education ensures that the knowledge and expertise of family physicians can be shared with the broader health care community, and also over time by creating learning organizations where both students and fully practising family physicians can stay at the forefront of best practice.
PMHs are identified and supported by medical and other health professional schools as optimal locations for the experiential training of their students and residents.
PMHs teach and model their core defining elements including patient-partnered care, teams/networks, EMRs, timely access to appointments, comprehensive continuing care, management of undifferentiated and complex problems, coordination of care, practice-based research, and CQI.
PMHs provide a training environment for family medicine residents that models, and enables residents to achieve, the competencies as defined by the Triple C Competency-based Family Medicine Curriculum, the Four Principles of Family Medicine, and the CanMEDS-FM Roles.
PMH models will enable physicians and other health professionals to engage in continuing professional development (CPD) to meet the needs of their patients and their communities both individually and as a team.
PMHs enable family physicians to share their knowledge and expertise with the broader health care community.
There is evidence from across Canada that the PMH model is making a difference. Visit our Evidence page to see it for yourself!
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