Status Of, and New Directions for Residency Programs

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Present and future workforce shortages in health centers have been well documented in reports such as the CPCA-commissioned Horizon 2030: Meeting California's Primary Care Workforce Needs. The current physician workforce is aging, and the number of primary care physicians in training is not sufficient to meet the growing need. As reported in Horizon 2030, "According to the AAMC, California has the second oldest physician population in the country (AAMC, 2014). This, combined with expanded coverage and population growth, means that at current utilization rates California will need an estimated 8,243 primary care providers by 2030." This is resulting in increasing competition for the few trained primary care physicians. Health center provision of residency training programs is a viable option for helping to address these shortages by providing valuable training opportunities and exposing residents to community-based primary care and population health management. Additionally, residents can support the health center workforce and provide much needed care to health center patients. The Association of Teaching Health Centers reports that 36% of residents from Teaching Health Centers (THCs) stay in the safety-net compared with 2% of traditional residents, although not necessarily within the organizations where they trained. 

To expand CPCA's understanding of the current state of residency programs in California's Health Centers, Schoen Consulting completed an environmental scan between June 2017 and February 2018. CPCA was also  interested in the postgraduate training of nurse practitioners and physician assistants (NP/PAs) given their impact on workforce development in health centers. A total of 35 California health center and consortium staff and experts were interviewed for this report, and on-line research was conducted as well. This report summarizes the current range of residency programs in health centers, along with challenges and learnings. 

This 60-minute webinar will review findings from the Schoen Consulting report on health center-based primary care residencies, and will discuss CPCA's current and future activities and strategies to strengthen current residency programs and grow new residency programs in community health centers.

  • Have an increased understanding of health center participation and leadership in primary care residency programs;
  • Be able to identify some of the key issues facing health centers with regards to residency;
  • Better understand CPCA's work to strengthen health center-based residency programs.

  • Melissa Schoen, Principal/Owner, Schoen Consulting

Melissa is a skilled consultant who specializes in improving the scope and quality of health care operations and services primarily with those who care for the underserved. She provides expertise in project management, partnership development, program planning, operations improvement, leadership coaching, and organizational transformation. Building on over 25 years of experience in health care, Melissa has a proven track record of working with clients to increase operational efficiency, enhance capacity, and improve the patient experience. Melissa previously served as a Senior Program Officer with the California Health Care Foundation and Chief Operating Officer of LifeLong Medical Care.

  • Nataly Diaz, Senior Program Coordinator of Workforce Development, California Primary Care Association


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7/18/2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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