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Goals and Objectives

Maintain a curriculum that is both in compliance with RRC-FM standards as well as flexible in addressing the specific needs of each resident as well as the marketplace.

Meet the American Board of Family Medicine expectations, assess the community needs and incorporate appropriate clinical and social interventions into the specific curriculum.

Support an environment, which encourages optimum interface with the community, establishing specific community tasks and responsibilities to be met by individual residents.

Incorporate interdisciplinary learning. Assign each resident to an independent community project in which the resident works directly with its constituents, establishes specific responsibilities clinical/educational outcomes and evaluation mechanisms.  Expose each resident to a variety of practice environments, including community health centers, Indian Health Services, managed care and hospital-based settings.

Promote and support activities that encourage clinical effectiveness.

Quality Improvement Activities. Train residents in a setting in which they do not have to compete with other specialty residents for educational resources. Teach skills to enhance communication with patients, staff and peers.

Demonstrate and practice cost-effective health care in concert with current and developing health care policy, as well as specific patient needs.

Incorporate practice management material into the resident training curriculum. Provide patient education and illness prevention as a primary characteristic of cost effective health care delivery.

Promote Family Medicine education and primary health care delivery that is family centered and incorporates a biopsychosocial orientation.

Each resident provides inpatient and outpatient care for patients in all life cycles, including obstetrics.
Provide care that incorporates the medical, cultural, environmental and psychological needs of the under-served community.

Assume accountability for medical education leadership and the promotion of community health education with effective community collaboration.

Develop and maintain La Familia Medical Center (LFMC) as a model community site and enhance training with additional continuity sites to serve the  educational needs for Family Medicine training in the Santa Fe area. Maintain balance between educational and clinical missions. Engage the health education community in the development and implementation of appropriate community activities.

Achieve excellence in community-based Family Medicine education through a program, which successfully provides dedicated practitioners to under-served areas.

Maintain an administrative structure that emphasizes rural outreach. Pursue all areas of support for developing rural opportunities for Family Medicine training. Train family physicians to serve as role models and teach future family physicians in training. Support research, writing and publication of efforts to serve the under-served.