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Teaching Health Center Family Medicine Residency Program

Inspiring and Developing Passionate Leaders in Family Medicine

The Bureau of Primary Health Care and the Health Resources and Services Administration created the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THC GME) program to increase the number of primary care residents trained in community-based ambulatory patient care settings. Our effort was brought together as a response to the misdistribution of primary care providers in the Valley, limited access for those in need of consistent health care, and our efforts to retain and recruit providers who have trained in our communities.

Our Teaching Health Centers provide an optimal training environment for graduate medical education, given their close faculty supervision and the emphasis on patient-centered care, and represent the future of high-quality medical practice. Primary care residents trained in this setting could immediately increase the clinical capacity of community health centers. In addition, many of the graduates would provide access to low-cost primary care services for the projected increased number of underserved patients. By increasing access to primary care, teaching health centers would be a major step in forging a link between achieving fiscally feasible universal coverage and reforming the health care delivery system; improved primary care access is required to achieve the goals of the medical practice transformation necessary for health care reform.
 

   
KERN – Rio Bravo Family Medicine Residency Program
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