Practice Management Curriculum Development for Residents and Early Career Physicians

    Practice Management Curriculum Development for Residents and Early Career Physicians

    Project Summary

    Both residents late in their residency and early career family physicians have specific needs for learning that enhances their knowledge and skills in practice management. Specifically, a practice management curriculum could be developed that begins in late residency and continues into early practice life that allows new family physicians to develop skills and habits that will be of benefit to them and their patients throughout a practice career. Topics as diverse as negotiating employment contracts to hiring and supervising staff to building an approach to quality improvement in practice can contribute to ensuring new physicians have the knowledge and skills necessary to make good practice decisions.

    Project Objectives

    • Identify challenges and opportunities with developing curriculum that spans across career transition points (i.e. residency to practice).
    • Determine whether the linkage of residency curriculum and CPD changes the uptake or effectiveness of learning interventions.
    • Explore the impact of combining “”mainstream”” practice management topics with learning and application around practice QA and QI.

    Timeline

    Start Date:3/1/2016
    Anticipated End Date:6/30/2017
    • Sponsor / Lead Organization:
    • The College of Family Physicians of Canada

    Interested in Learning More?  Email Ms. Lily Oeur directly at [email protected]