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Well developed primary care systems have been associated with improved health and economic outcomes. Demand for primary care services is expected to increase significantly over the next decade, as our nation faces increased healthcare workforce shortage. The Association of American Medical Colleges estimates a national deficit of approximately 29,800 primary care physicians by 2012 and 45,500 by 2020; driven by an aging population needs, declining numbers of medical students choosing primary care, and increasing demand for primary care services related to the Accountable Care Act of 2010. Johns Hopkins offers several education initiatives to meet the demand and need.
Harriet Lane Clinic (HLC) trains medical students, pediatric residents and fellows, who provide comprehensive health care services to approximately 8,000 children and youth up to age 21. Learn more by reviewing the HLC's fact sheet, model summary, and information paper.
Johns Hopkins Bayview Internal Medicine Residency Program offers a friendly, welcoming, and supportive environment for academic medicine. It combines a talented, dedicated faculty and a unique blend of ambulatory and inpatient training with exposure to known generalists and sub-specialists, allowing residents and house staff the opportunity of becoming leaders in their chosen fields.
Longitudinal Clerkship involves first-year medical students in the practice of clinical medicine, exposing them to social and behavioral aspects of health care, and grounding these experiences in classroom learning.
Urban Health Residency (UHR) Programs use a cadre of well-trained urban primary care specialists to implement:
The tracks include Internal Medicine, Medicine/Pediatrics, Urban Health, and iHomes.
Inter-Professional Education (IPE) at Johns Hopkins incorporates team-based approaches relying on the expertise and collaboration of the individual members. Fields of practice play important roles in comprehensive care delivery, including:
Inter-Professional Practice and Education promote a sustained and integrated inter-professional education model, informing practice, education, and research professionals on ways to improve quality of care for patients, families and communities.