6th Natl Workshop on FMRP Community Benefits

Last Updated on April 16, 2022 by Lee Burnett, DO, FAAFP

Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh International Airport

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sunday, September 10, 2006 (8:30 AM- 5:00 PM)

Monday, September 11, 2006 (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

The Sixth National Workshop is a special event of the National Conferences on Primary Health Care Access, the National Consortium on Community-Based Medical Education and the Coastal Research Group. The Sixth National Workshop on the Community Benefits of Family Medicine Programs will be held at the Hyatt Regency hotel within the Pittsburgh International Airport.  The hotel is part of the airport complex, and is accessible to all airline gates.

Registration: $350.  Space Limited. Pre-registration required.

(To obtain a registration form, e-mail your request to [email protected].)

Registration checks should made out to Coastal Research Group and mailed to:

Coastal Research Group

PO Box 2355

Granite Bay, CA  95746

For inquiries on space availability or other questions: [email protected]

The Background of the National Workshops:

Family medicine residency programs are among the most significant reforms in the postgraduate training of physicians in the past 36 years.  The establishment of hundreds of physician training programs in community settings resulted in a transformation in the training of primary care physicians.  Among the changes were a marked increase in the number of accredited teaching hospitals producing comprehensively trained physicians and the establishment of postgraduate training components in a wide variety of settings that previously had never been involved in physician education.

Family medicine residency programs are complex entities that require a physician to master a broad curriculum of medical and surgical skills in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  The latter occurs in family medicine centers,  offices or clinics where residents are trained under the supervision of experienced faculty.

The family medicine centers incorporate an entire “system of care” for patients enrolled in the family medicine centers associated with the residency programs. Currently, there are over 540 family medicine residency programs throughout the United States, and an even larger number of family medicine centers.

Family medicine centers become points of access to the health care system where individuals and families can enroll for comprehensive, continuous health care services.  In communities throughout the nation, they provide a significant amount of primary care, incorporate social and behavioral services, and coordinate specialty care, either through direct provision on an inpatient or outpatient basis, or through referral to or co-management with sub-specialists.

The National Workshops on the Community Benefits of Family Medicine Residency Programs are engaged in defining the interactions created between physician training and various community settings, particularly the benefits that accrue to those communities in which the training occurs.  In Pittsburgh, the Sixth National Workshop will take place that will continue a multi-year research project whose objective will be the definition and description of these benefits.

The Sixth National Workshop continues a series of inquiries into the underlying public purposes for the creation and funding of family practice residency programs. An outcome of the Sixth National Workshop will be a framework for determining the success of family medicine residency programs in achieving legislative goals and in meeting community needs.

A result of the previous National Conferences is the development of a taxonomy of benefits that residency programs bring to their institution and settings.  That taxonomy is the framework for on-site surveys currently being conducted of a participating group of “profiled residency programs”.  The framework includes descriptions of the range of services of family medicine centers, and the access to care that such centers provide.

One product resulting from the National Workshop and the subsequent study will be a formal description of community benefits in a format useful to policy makers, teachers of family medicine, and hospital and medical school administrators.  A second product will be protocol to be used by others in defining the impact that other training programs are having on their communities.

The Coastal Research Group, a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation is coordinating the formative stages of this research project.  An outcome of the National Workshop will be the reported results of Community Benefit Surveys conducted on-site at 54 profiled family practice residency programs selected from among the institutional members of the Coastal Research Group.  That subject group will become the basis for developing the draft of a comprehensive study of the impact of family medicine residency training on the communities in which the subject group is located.


Sunday, September 10, 2006

8:00 a.m.

Coastal Research Group Annual Meeting

All Coastal Research Group members and National Workshop registrants welcome

8:30 a.m.

Sixth National Workshop First Day Begins

Perry A. Pugno, MD, MPH, First Day Moderator

Introduction to Workshop

Perry A. Pugno, MD, MPH

Welcome to Pennsylvania

Richard Neill, MD

8:40 a.m.

Modelling Systems of Care: Analyzing the Range of Medical Services Provided by Family Medicine Residency Programs

Robert Ross, MD; David Marsland, MD

9:45 a.m.

Training the Workforce to Meet the Nation’s Public Health Needs: the Continued Role of Family Medicine

Richard Clover, MD

10:30 a.m.


10:40 a.m.

Navigating Adverse Recommendations from Consulting Firms Hired by Hospital Administrators

Richard Flinders, MD, David Blandino, MD and Imran Andrabi, MD

12:15 p.m.

First Session in Assigned Small Groups (Workshop Registrants)

Working lunch in small assigned groups utilizing adjoining room.

1:15 p.m.

The Family Medicine Workforce, Rural Practice, and Mission-oriented Residency Training

Bruce Behringer, MPH; National Workshop as a Whole

2:30 p.m.

Marketing Community Benefits by a Department of Family and Community Medicine to Key Stakeholders: Ingredients for Success

James Herman, MD; Paul Aitken, MD

3:30 p.m.


3:45 p.m.

Regional and Individual Community  Benefits Reports: The National Project’s Next Phase

Warwick Troy, Ph.D., William Burnett, Scott Christman, National Workshop as a Whole

5:00 p.m.

Discussion of First Day’s Topics

Perry A. Pugno, MD, MPH

Monday, September 11, 2006

8:00 a.m.

Sixth National Workshop Second Day Begins

William H. Burnett, MA, Second Day Moderator

Mapping the Origins and Practice Choices of 2005 and 2006 Family Medicine Residency Program Grads: Preliminary Data from Profiled Residency Program

National Workshop Faculty

8:30 a.m.

Medical Student Career Choices and Community Needs

John Boltri, MD; Workshop as a Whole

9:30 a.m.

The Regional Impact of Family Medicine Residency Training: Lessons from California and Pennsylvania

National Workshop Faculty

10:30 a.m.

Resumption of Small Group Meetings

Workshop Registrants

11:00 a.m.

Conceptualizing and Articulating the Contributions of Family Medicine Residency Training to a Community

Warwick Troy, Ph.D., Workshop as a Whole

12:00 p.m.

Adjournment of the Sixth National Workshop


Paul Aitken, MD, Penn State University/Lebanon Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Imran Andrabi, MD, Mercy HealthPartners, Toledo

Bruce Behringer, MPH, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City

David Blandino, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh

John Boltri, MD, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia

William H. Burnett, Coastal Research Group, Granite Bay, California

J. Scott Christman, California Office of Statewide Health Planning, Sacramento

Richard Clover, MD, University of Louisville School of Public Health, Louisville

Richard Flinders, MD, Sutter Santa Rosa Medical Center, Santa Rosa, California

James Herman, MD, Penn State University, Hershey

Richard Neill, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Perry A. Pugno, MD, MPH, American Academy of Family Physicians, Leawood, Kansas

Robert Ross, MD, Cascades East Family Medicine, Klamath Falls, Oregon

Warwick Troy, Ph.D., Shueman-Troy Associates, Pasadena, California

Last Updated (06 September 2006 15:48)

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