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The development and evaluation of community health competencies for family medicine. WMJ 2007 Oct;106(7):397-401

Date

11/23/2007

Pubmed ID

18030828

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-35848955866   4 Citations

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There is an increasing emphasis on teaching community-responsive care and population health in medical education. This focus requires a multidimensional perspective on community health that examines the determinants, ranges, and variations of health status and disease in the community as a whole.

DESCRIPTION: The Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin sought to strengthen the community health curriculum in its residency programs by developing a core set of competencies in community health as well as a service-learning model to teach residents about community needs and strengths.

EVALUATION: A common core curriculum was developed and evaluated based on these competencies.

CONCLUSION: Residents who have mastered these competencies will be capable of functioning more effectively as community-responsive physicians.

Author List

Wolff M, Hamberger LK, Ambuel B, Ahmed S, Swain GR, Hunter P, Smith D

Authors

Syed M. Ahmed MD, MPH, DrPH, FAAFP Associate Provost, Director, Professor in the Family Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin
L Kevin Hamberger PhD Professor in the Family Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Marie E. Wolff PhD Associate Professor in the Family Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Clinical Competence
Community Medicine
Curriculum
Education, Medical, Graduate
Family Practice
Humans
Internship and Residency
Program Development
Program Evaluation
Wisconsin
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