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Medical Students Invited to Participate in Primary Care Progress’s National Primary Care Week 2011

Primary Care Progress will host National Primary Care Week October 10-14, 2011 in partnership with the American Medical Student Association. Primary Care Progress (PCP) is a growing network of primary health care clinicians, trainees, and students engaging their local primary health care communities to promote primary care and transform care delivery and training. National Primary Care Week 2011(NPCW) will bring together leaders and participants to celebrate the practice, the quality, and the importance of primary care. The theme for 2011, “Innovations in Primary Care,” will focus on what the future of primary care looks like and ways pioneer health systems are reinventing their practices to promote continuous, comprehensive, and coordinated health care for their patients. NPCW provides an opportunity for students, trainees, clinicians and primary care supporters from around the country to organize local activities in academic and non-academic primary care communities. Participants in NPCW will begin addressing the challenges, as well as the opportunities, that they face within their local communities.

“National Primary Care Week is a great opportunity to engage in activities in your local community that highlight the critical importance of primary care to our nation’s health system," said David Gellis, MD, trainee advisor for PCP. "Our goal is to involve trainees in ongoing efforts to transform our primary care delivery systems to better meet the needs of both patients and health professionals.”

ACP Medical Student Members can get involved with the campaign by hosting or attending an activity during NPCW. The PCP field team will be able to provide planning assistance to students interested in hosting a NCPW event. To find out more about getting involved with NPCW, please email PCP's Field Organizer Aaron Cook at aaron.cook@primarycareprogress.org. More information on NPCW is available online: http://primarycareprogress.org/programs/npcw/.

Back to September 2011 Issue of IMpact

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