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2007-2008: Transformation

"If there's a better way to do it, we need to find it." Thomas Edison

It is becoming increasingly apparent that our healthcare system is broken. Despite better understanding of barriers to care, greater access to patient oriented evidence and larger investment in safer systems of care delivered by less fatigued residents, enormous health disparities persist in this country and across the globe. The time has come for a transformation of our health care environment.

The majority of family physicians want a transformed health system. We understand our responsibility to create healthcare that is equitable, affordable, accessible, relevant, safe and high quality. In this department and residency program we have a long tradition of producing leaders in the field of family and community medicine. It is within this tradition that the residency will focus on the theme of transformation in the 2007-2008 year. We will activate, motivate, educate and inspire our residents to become transformation leaders in healthcare through new one on one mentoring and curricular experiences utilizing our own departmental transformation leaders.

Primary Care Research with Drs. Chambers, Rosenthal and Diamond.
Advocacy for Underserved Populations with Drs. Plumb and Winn
Legislation to Impact Health Disparities with Dr. Rabinowitz
National Leadership with Dr. Wender
Interdisciplinary care with Dr. Arenson
Medical Education with Dr. Desimone
Diversity in Medicine with Dr. Witt
The New Model of Care with Drs. Valko and Diaz

By embracing this theme throughout the coming year we empower a new generation of leaders to transform our healthcare system and the health of the many populations we serve into a model of wellness.

"Great souls have wills, feeble ones have wishes." Chinese Proverb

We are the future of family medicine.

Richard C. Wender, MD

Richard C. Wender, MD
Alumni Professor &
Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine

R. Patrick McManus, MD

R. Patrick McManus, MD
Director, Residency Program

Louise E. Taylor
Program Coordinator
Department of
Family & Community Medicine

1015 Walnut Street
Suite 401
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 955-2363
(215) 955-0640 fax

We participate in the National Residency Match Program and utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

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