Perspectives in Primary Care features writing from practitioners, activists, and community members representing organizations, practices, and institutions across the United States and around the world.

HMS Family Medicine Alumni Spotlight

The Harvard Home for Family Medicine builds upon the growing community of HMS family medicine students, residents, and attendings engaged in family medicine education, research, and mentorship opportunities. While most of our more active participants are based within the Harvard system, our Harvard Medical School students often graduate to residencies further afield. In this series, we’re thrilled to spotlight what some of our recent HMS Family Medicine students have gone on to achieve. Name:

Pursuing Primary Care at Harvard Medical School

What influences Harvard Medical School (HMS) students to pursue a career in primary care? In our study, we surveyed HMS graduates from 1980 to 2016 who matched into internal medicine, family medicine, and pediatrics residencies to dig deep into this question. We learned that three out of four students who started HMS with an interest in primary care stuck with their goal. Over the 37 years, the ...

Meaningfully Engaging the Workforce of Tomorrow in the Problems of Today

Putting Care at the Center Last week, hundreds of health professionals who work to improve care for people with complex needs gathered in Chicago for Putting Care at the Center, the third annual conference of the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs. Through various workshops targeted at idea sharing and bridging sectors and disciplines, participants delved ...
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