In order to honor our mission of high quality medical education and offer improved access to care, we work closely with resident physicians. Residents are new physicians who have graduated from medical school, who have committed to internal medicine training and have a three year commitment to providing primary care at Family Practice Group. They will work closely with Dr. Redmond and other physicians at Family Practice group to give the highest level of care to existing and new patients.
All of the providers at Family Practice Group function as preceptors. The word “preceptor” means teacher or instructor. In the medical profession, preceptorship, then, is defined as a time of practical, real-world training for a medical student or resident, who is supervised by a preceptor –the teaching physician.
Education Mission Statement
At Family Practice Group we are committed to medical education at all stages of training. We feel this is greatly beneficial for our patients and our providers because as a teaching site it:
- Allows us to be connected to the rich academic community in Boston;
- Provides supportive teaching environment for students of many disciplines;
- Raises the bar as current practitioners;
- Helps providers stay engaged and interested in the growing science of medicine while keeping us to date on new research, treatment option and evidence-based guidelines;
- Generates better health care for our patients by keeping providers current and provides “fresh pair of eyes”
- Encourages patients to be active participants in care;
- Strengthens our team-based care model;
- Helps us train the future generation of physicians and medical team members. We hope to promote a strong culture of family medicine by teaching with enthusiasm, promoting the use of evidence-based guidelines and the values of lifelong learning, while also focusing on patient engagement and team based care in the patient centered medical home model.