The New York City Research and Improvement Networking Group (NYC RING)

Identifying the present status of teaching 'family' in family medicine residency: Impact of practice changes and successful strategies used

This study will use qualitative and quantitative surveys to identify the present status of teaching “family” in family medicine residency and identify challenges and strategies in promoting “family” in family medicine.

Participating Practices
Montefiore Medical Center sites in Bronx, NY – Moses Division
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Principal Investigator
Eliana C. Korin, Dipl.Psic.

Project Timeline
Closed for data analysis

Study Overview
This study seeks to identify the present status of family teaching in family medicine residency by examining specific challenges faced and strategies used by residency programs. By surveying all Family Medicine (FM) programs in the county, this study aims to identify the importance of a family perspective in family medicine, the extent and degree that family concepts are taught, the challenges that undermine the implementation of a family approach to practice and teaching, and the particular strategies that have been used to address these challenges. Surveys will be sent via email to all FM residency program coordinators within ACGME accredited family medicine residency programs in the United States. FM residency program coordinators will then forward the survey to their respective program directors, one chief resident and one behavioral science faculty. Subjects will answer selected questions according to their respective roles in their program. In the second stage of the study, behavioral scientist subjects who have volunteered for a follow-up phone interview will be contacted

Contact information:
Eliana C. Korin, Dipl.Psic, Principal Investigator,

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