Family Medicine/Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Program
“We are guests in our patients' lives, and we are their hosts when they come to us. Why should they, or we, expect anything less than the graciousness expected by guests and from hosts at their very best. Service is quality."- Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP
Have you observed a patient care encounter that you know could have gone better? All patients deserve excellent care. The Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency follows the Family Medicine Residency, and both disciplines inform each other to cultivate skills that lead to improved patient care. It's our joy of being part of the healthcare team with the patient that drives our quest for improved care.
The Leadership and Preventive Medicine component of the Residency program emphasizes the leadership skills used in the development of quality improvement in the clinical microsystem. The goal of LPMR at Concord Hospital is to develop family medicine physicians passionate about becoming change agents to redesign healthcare delivery in their practice and community.
Over the years our graduates have found diverse positions in health care and have been recognized as change agents within their organizations. They have the following core characteristics in common:
- Family physicians who are actively involved in patient care;
- Recognized leaders in their health systems;
- Integration of organizational development concepts and systems thinking in day-to-day work;
- Skills to implement quality improvement projects and use data to analyze success.
LPMR creatively integrates community assets with academic resources available through The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI). Upon completion of family medicine training, accepted residents begin LPMR, which is two years of additional training that includes the components necessary for board certification in preventive medicine. LPM Residents attend classes at TDI for a Master of Public Health, participate in training seminars on leadership, and continue developing clinical skills at a Concord Hospital Medical Group outpatient site. This site serves as the learning laboratory for quality improvement work. Tuition and salary are paid for by the NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency.