Osteopathic News – Initial Recognition!

The Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program was recently granted “initial recognition” for osteopathic recognition! Osteopathic Recognition is a designation conferred by the ACGME’s Osteopathic Principles

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30 Residents (10 per year)

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Healthy Communities

At the completion of this block, the resident will have developed an understanding of:

  • How health systems interface with wrap-around services in the community NOTE: There is a smaller element of this topic covered in the PGY-1 “Practice Management and Public Health” rotation required of all residents. This block is meant to be a deeper dive into those organizations and related topics.
  • How community support agencies rise and fall based on grant dollars (usually)
  • The grant process from start to finish
  • How success is measured and presented in community organizations
  • Who are the key community health organizations in the South Bend area?
  • How does the physician (and the office support team) act as an intermediary (and advocate) between the patient and community support organizations
  • Who oversees the work of community health organizations
  • Community Health Needs Assessment
  • The interface of primary care, community health and the local Health Department

Residents should ideally:

  • Meet with the leadership of as many community support organizations as possible
  • Meet with those within Beacon charged with supporting, integrating and working together with community organizations
  • Meeting with the Beacon Health Foundation to understand their role in supporting community health programs
  • Meet with and perhaps shadow the E. Blair Warner LCSW
  • Meet with and perhaps shadow another community health navigator
  • Meet with the St. Joseph County Health Officer (+/- Deputy Health Officer), the Chair (or designee) of the St. Joseph County Board of Health, and at least one key staff member of the St. Joseph County Health Department
  • As appropriate, meet with those outside of Beacon doing similar things in their organization
  • Meet or talk with individuals in organizations that they foresee themselves working with in their early career
  • Discuss this topic with regional or national leaders in this field as they may be available through faculty or resident connections
  • Do any assigned directed reading