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Distance Learning: Leadership at a Teaching Health Site

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Jim Holz, MD, and Tary Brown
Albany Area Primary Health Care

Sponsor: Statewide AHEC Network Program Office

Session Description:
Health centers (Federally Qualified Health Centers) are a part of the health care reform movement and will see their roles and numbers expand greatly in coming years. Where will the workforce for health centers come from? How will they be trained to meet the special needs of their communities and patients?

Jim Hotz MD and Tary Brown, both of Albany Area Primary Health Care, Inc., will discuss the whys and hows of becoming a teaching health site. They will show how the Board of Directors, executive staff, and clinical staff of a FQHC all work together to develop a successful teaching site.

Session Objectives:

  1. Overview defining what IS a teaching health site
  2. Description of the minimum services / resources you must have to become a teaching site
  3. Discussion about MUAs with academic institutions

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine and the Georgia Statewide Area Health Education Centers. The Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Technology Requirements:
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  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
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  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
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