Innovations in Family Medicine Training
Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at CHA Named "Innovative
The Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health
Alliance (CHA) is one of 14 residency programs chosen via a national
competition to participate in a program to transform Family Medicine
and create new models of residency training.
In 2004, the Future of Family Medicine Report called for innovations
in family medicine practice to become a "medical home."
Preparing the Personal Physician for Practice (P4) is an extension
of this national demonstration project that has challenged a few
select programs to conceive new training models.
AFMRD past President Samuel Jones, MD, challenged "We want
everyone in the discipline to be thinking 'If I could start over,
what would my training look like within my institution and my community?'"
At Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at CHA we are doing
just that. Our curriculum is a moving, living organism. Our residents
and faculty have been working diligently to develop educational
objectives that will prepare residents to meet the new challenges
facing family physicians. We are creating an on-line portfolio that
residents use to guide their own learning and teaches them to be
TUFMR joined forces with Cambridge Health Alliance in 2006, and
moved into a new state of the art Family Medicine Center in June,
2007. This facility was designed with Future of Family Medicine
goals in mind. There are spaces for group visits, in-house labs
and radiology, computer work stations for each resident, and a state
of the art electronic medical record system.