Source: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and The Ohio State University were two of 15 sites selected to participate in a national pilot project called “Building Better Clinical Training Experiences: A Learning Collaborative.” Multiple specialties within the school of medicine will collaborate to pilot processes and resources to reduce the administrative burden associated with allowing students to complete clinical rotations at community practices.
The pilot project is being led by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) and is funded by the American Board of Family Medicine Foundation. “There is a critical shortage of clinical training sites for students,” said STFM President Beat Steiner, MD, “and it’s important for students to learn how to take care of patients in community settings so they’ll be prepared for future clinical practice.”
- Ease the administrative burden on community-based faculty by standardizing documentation and the preparation of students
- Engage community-based faculty
- Encourage and reward teaching
- Enhance the quality of training at community sites.
This project is one component of an initiative designed to address the nationwide shortage of clinical training sites for medical students.
For more information, please contact Mary Theobald or call 913.800.5636.
About the STFM
The STFM is a national community of academic leaders committed to developing an accomplished family medicine workforce, prepared to serve as the foundation of America’s health care system. Members include physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, behavioral health specialists, researchers, nurses and other health care professionals, health system executives, administrators, fellows, residents, students, and others involved in the education of family physicians.