Family Medicine (FM) resident education needs innovative training models to demonstrate the importance of Community Medicine (CM) and population health training in residency education. At all levels of training and practice, population- and communitybased approaches allow clinicians to examine their quality of care for a specific patient population, make changes in their own system of care and study how these changes affect their practice. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires that FM residents receive a structured curriculum in CM which includes didactic and experiential activities in topics such as abuse, school health, communicable disease reporting, epidemiology, disaster responsiveness and the development and use of community resources to address social determinants of health. These competencies in CM can be met by mastering the following four domains: 1) participation in health activities in the community; 2) sociocultural awareness in care of patients; 3) utilization of the communitys health resources and 4) community participation and assimilation.
Last date updated on September, 2014