Commonly Requested Consultations

Every organization has a stack of consultation reports, well-intentioned but easily forgotten. Residency Program Solutions offers something different -- efficient and effective consultations that fit your needs. Review our list of commonly requested consultations (below) for ideas and to learn how Residency Program Solutions has helped programs, like yours, achieve their goals. Residency Program Solutions can customize your consult to fit your specific needs. Your consult can be as broad as an Overall Program Review or as specific as proving a program's financial benefit to the sponsoring institution.

Residency Program Solutions consultants are family physicians who are also family medicine educators. They can help you adopt the best practices that can transform your program.

Commonly Requested Consultations

Overall Program Review

The broadest of the Residency Program Solutions consultations, the Overall Program Review focuses attention on your overall curricula, helping your program achieve the benchmarks established in the Criteria for Excellence.

Objectives

  • Review overall program curricula.
  • Conduct gap analysis against benchmarks established in the Criteria for Excellence.
  • Develop a plan for bringing current program curricula into alignment with the Criteria for Excellence.

Comprehensive Accreditation Process

Are you facing an RC-FM site visit? Wish you could have a trial run? If so, consider the Comprehensive Accreditation Process consultation. Uncover areas for potential citation and learn ideas for corrective action in this consultation that functions like an RC-FM accreditation review. (Note: Residency Program Solutions plays no part in the actual accreditation process, and all findings are treated as confidential.)

Objectives

  • Review requirements from the last RC-FM accreditation.
  • Uncover areas for potential citation.
  • Plan corrective action in time for actual accreditation visit.

Curriculum Development

Family medicine can compete with other disciplines and attract the best resident candidates. A Curriculum Development consultation will help you identify possible areas for expanding your curriculum, such as adolescent medicine, behavioral science, geriatrics, nutrition, sports medicine and wellness.

Objectives

  • Identify strengths in the current curriculum.
  • Target areas for possible expansion.
  • Create action plan and timeline for adding program areas of concentration.

Developing Family Medicine Program

The best family medicine programs equally serve the needs of the residents, the sponsoring hospital and the community. This consultation analyzes the potential for developing a successful program that will fulfill the goals of these vital stakeholders.

Objectives

  • Determine objectives in developing a family medicine residency program.
  • Analyze the roadblocks in developing the program.
  • Create plan of action and timeline.

Faculty Development

Program excellence starts with the faculty. The Faculty Development consultation helps you design a plan that builds on your program’s focus on excellence and meets accreditation requirements.

Objectives

  • Set benchmarks for faculty development.
  • Establish processes for ongoing faculty development planning.
  • Create structure to ensure faculty development meets accreditation requirements.

Family Medicine Center/Patient-Centered Medical Home

The Family Medicine Center/Patient-Centered Medical Home consultation can help you enhance your clinical and administrative operations. Tested methods from the National Demonstration Project will improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Objectives

  • Review administrative operations.
  • Compare operations with National Demonstration Project recommendations.
  • Establish steps to improve efficiency based on the National Demonstration Project guidelines.

Focused Financial Issues

Family medicine programs are not immune from today's financial pressures. The Focused Financial Issues consultation helps you identify a potential financial issue before it becomes an actual one. It will also help you identify and capitalize on your program’s financial strengths, maximize program revenue and capture federal support.

Objectives

  • Examine current financial practices.
  • Identify strategies to maximize financial support.
  • Neutralize potential challenges and capitalize on financial strengths.

Program Impact

You know what your program is worth, but do others? By looking only at the bottom line, institutional administrators can overlook a program’s true worth. The Program Impact consultation can help you quantify that worth and demonstrate your program’s value to your sponsoring institution and the surrounding community.

Objectives

  • Analyze true program costs in context.
  • Determine the actual benefits to the sponsoring institution and community at-large.
  • Craft a financially sound report that proves a program’s true worth.

Research

The world of medical information continues to expand, particularly for evidence-based practice. The Research consultation will show you how to efficiently introduce research into existing program activities, without disrupting curricula and schedules.

Objectives

  • Examine current research resources.
  • Determine appropriate resources applicable to a family medicine program.
  • Create process to infuse research into existing academic and practice activities.

Rural Training Track

Rural America has a continuing need for qualified, dedicated family physicians. The Rural Training Track consultation helps determine whether a rural training track is right for your program.

Objectives

  • Examine current program.
  • Determine if adding a rural training track is appropriate.
  • Establish guidelines for successful implementation and management.

“Our consultation report will be used as negotiation leverage with our hospital system and sponsoring university.”

— Previous Customer

“The consultant was able to “cut to the chase’ … he was a very good facilitator of a fruitful dialogue.”

— Previous Customer

“The consultant was able to evaluate/recognize our perceived needs. He also found other areas of need and pointed us into that direction.”

— Previous Customer

“We were delighted with the detailed review of our program by a very experienced Family Medicine educator. He addressed all the areas that were requested during the consultation."

— Previous Customer