NOW:53208:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
46°
H 46° L 45°
Clear | 6MPH

Medical College to Train Medical Educators and Enhance Clinical Teaching

March 27, 2012

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) received a five-year, $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration to train primary care physicians as educators, using a service-learning faculty development model pioneered at MCW. Primary care physicians will advance their skills as educators while in the clinic.

Deborah Simpson, Ph.D., Professor in Family and Community Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Medical College of Wisconsin Elsa B. & Roger D. Cohen, M.D.’s Professor of Medical Education is the project director for the grant. The other project co-leaders are Geoffrey Lamb, M.D., professor of medicine (general internal medicine) and Karen Marcdante, M.D., senior associate dean of education. Jeffrey Morzinski, Ph.D., associate professor of family and community medicine, and Linda Meurer, M.D., M.P.H., professor of family and community medicine serve as instructors on the project, with Tess Chandler serving as project coordinator.

Chronic care disease management is an important aspect of primary care medicine. More than half of the American population currently suffers from at least one chronic disease, and four of the five most expensive health conditions are chronic diseases; these include heart disease and cancer. Improving the way physicians and patients manage these diseases is a key goal in the Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 report and nationally in the Healthy People 2020 report. This project will incorporate the principles of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), as a proven strategy for improving chronic disease care as part of the design of the preceptor education tools.

Over the project period, the program seeks to graduate 20 primary care Master Educators (MCW Primary Care Faculty) who can design preceptor training which includes point of care teaching regarding chronic disease management. Sixty five primary care physician preceptors will be trained through Master Educators’ efforts to more effectively teach first and second year medical students as they see patients in the clinical setting.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Across Wisconsin, uneven property assessments fly in the face of fairness Updated:  10/19

» Preps football photos of the week: Week 9 10/17

» 500 free winter emergency kits given away at Mayfair tomorrow 10/17

» Camp Bar Tosa opens Saturday 10/17

» The Malt Shoppe grand opening party is Oct. 24-26 10/15

» JCPenney Furniture Outlet receives bomb threat 10/15

» Former Maharaja partner plans Indian restaurant for Wauwatosa 10/13

» New antique shop could replace Twirly Birds in Wauwatosa Village 10/13

» Preps football photos of the week: Week 8 10/10

» ID not required for voting 10/10

» Corner Bakery announces Oct. 20 opening 10/9

» Pizza Man to open second location at The Mayfair Collection 10/9

» Submit election letters now: deadline is Oct. 20 10/9

» No injuries in Wauwatosa house fire Sunday night 10/6

» Preps football photos of the week: Week 7 10/3

» Motorcyclist killed in East Tosa crash identified 10/3

» Police respond to two bomb threats at Kmart in Wauwatosa 10/3

» Man killed in Hwy. 45 crash identified, other driver arrested 10/1

» 'Rollover ejection crash' kills one, closes Hwy. 45 lanes for 5 hours Updated:  9/30

» East Tosa BID plan rejected 9/30

» Bankruptcy judge approves sale of YMCA properties 9/30

» Man killed in rollover crash on Highway 45 in Wauwatosa 9/30

» Enter Halloween contest to win tickets to Legends & Lore 9/30

» Motorcyclist dies after collision on North Avenue in East Tosa 9/29

» Two-vehicle crash in Wauwatosa kills motorcyclist 9/29

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss
Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

Advertisement

Hidden Tosa

 

"Hidden Tosa" is a semi-regular feature where reporter Rory Linnane explores the closed down and closed off parts of Wauwatosa.

Local Business Directory

CONNECT