Needs Assessment for a Medical Home Curriculum for Pediatric Residents

Glob Pediatr Health. 2017 Nov 8;4:2333794X17740301. doi: 10.1177/2333794X17740301. eCollection 2017.


Several studies and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education recommend integration of medical home (MH) concepts into pediatric resident training. There is a paucity of research depicting the current landscape of pediatric resident MH education. We hypothesized formal MH curricula in pediatric residency education are limited and pediatric residency programs desire incorporating MH education into curricula. A national needs assessment of pediatric residency programs was conducted assessing inclusion of MH concepts in training. Outcomes assessed were perceived importance of including MH concepts, satisfaction of current curriculum, content taught, resources available, and barriers encountered. Fifty-six programs (28%) completed the survey, majority academic programs. Nearly 75% indicated interest in incorporating MH concepts. Fifty-one percent of programs reported faculty knowledgeable in MH concepts/implementation and 11% reported access to readily available resources. Barriers included resident schedules, faculty teaching time, funding, and not faculty priority. Pediatric program directors report interest and need for improved MH training but identify implementation barriers.

Keywords: clinical education/teaching; medical education; medical home; needs assessment; pediatrics; program directors; resident education.