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Primary Care Leadership Pathway

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The University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School has long been nationally recognized for its emphasis on primary care education and training.  In keeping with this tradition of excellence, the internal medicine residency has developed an intensive program in primary care and general internal medicine for its categorical residents. The Primary Care Leadership Pathway (PCLP) is an optional supplemental pathway embedded within the categorical residency that aims to develop primary care physicians and leaders in internal medicine through additional clinical and workshop experiences. 

Pathway Components

PLPS Sept.jpgIn addition to the schedule and curriculum of the categorical residency, the pathway offers the following: 

  • Workshops: Provides an opportunity to discuss topics of interest, including leadership skills, career development, practice management; it is also an opportunity to socialize and to develop a sense of community with your fellow residents and faculty. Topics include Crucial Conversations, DiSC® personality profile, negotiation, and health policy. 

  • Mentorship: One-on-one pairings with faculty mentors, who will serve as a resource for you and provide guidance throughout your residency. 

  • Unique Ambulatory Electives: Residents will have the opportunity to participate in customized ambulatory electives, such as: 
    • Musculoskeletal Health (Rheumatology, Orthopedics, Physical Therapy, etc)
    • Behavioral Health (Integrated psychiatry, behavioral psychology, addiction psychiatry)
    • Ophthalmology, Dermatology and more!

PCLP Simulation

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to apply for this pathway?

There is no separate application process within the residency match. There is a brief application process that would occur after the match.  

Do I need to be interested in primary care in order to participate?

All residents are welcome to participate regardless of your future career plans.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Please click here to email Nancy Skehan, MD.

Co-Program Directors

hallett.jpgLaura Hallett, MD, M.Ed.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
jeeva subramanianJeeva Subramanian, MD
Co-director of Benedict Adult Primary Care Residency Clinic