On June 2, 2011, Erie Family Health Center was honored to host U.S. Senator Dick Durbin at Erie Humboldt Park Health Center. During the visit, Erie had the opportunity to share our new Family Practice Residency Program and the importance of the Teaching Health Centers funding for the sustainability of the program. Erie’s Family Practice Residency Program, which is carried out in partnership with Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and Norwegian American Hospital, is a community-based residency program that aims to train primary care physicians to meet the health care needs of the millions of Americans that will be insured through health care reform.
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In a bold step that will help shape the future of health care in Chicago, Erie’s board of directors has approved the launch of a community-based training program for family medicine physicians!
With partners Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Norwegian American Hospital, the program will accept its first class of eight resident physicians in July 2010. By July 2013, twenty-four residents will be in training, completing their out-patient clinical duties at Erie Family Health Center and their inpatient training at Norwegian. These residents will also have access to specialty rotations at other hospitals, including Children’s Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospitals. This program is unique in that students will complete a high quality training program that is university affiliated but based within the underserved communities of Chicago.
The needs of community-based health care are changing and a new generation of high quality, exquisitely trained family physicians are needed for the medically underserved. I like to call it training the next generation of “urban combat” primary care physicians who will choose to build their practices in the same neighborhoods in which they trained.