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Enhancing Trainee Primary Care Knowledge, while Developing the
Next Generation of Primary Care Faculty Leaders

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:

  • increased access programs
  • community health worker-delivered care
  • substance abuse screening and treatment
  • community psychiatry/mental health programs
  • case and disease management teams
  • inter professional training

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:

  • physicians
  • nurses
  • advanced practice nurses
  • physician's assistants
  • pharmacists
  • social workers
  • health educators
  • lawyers
  • other allied health professionals
  • policy makers
  • administrators

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.