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Preparing the Personal Physician for Practice (P4) (P4)

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: July 20, 2007
Last Update Posted: August 16, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Christiana Care Health Services
We would like to better understand how different educational strategies may influence the practice of family medicine. More specifically, we are interested in participant satisfaction with the educational program, participant retainment in this career, and to see if the curricular change better prepares participants for contemporary clinical practice.

Condition Intervention
Healthy Other: Evaluating Educational Models

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Preparing the Personal Physician for Practice (P4)

Further study details as provided by Christiana Care Health Services:

Enrollment: 35
Study Start Date: July 2007
Study Completion Date: July 2012
Primary Completion Date: July 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Other: Evaluating Educational Models
    Evaluating various forms of educational models for physicians.
Detailed Description:

In 2004, the Future of Family Medicine report called for implementation of innovative strategies in residency education, allowing translational key insights from the national demonstration project toward new approaches to family medicine training. Taking full advantage of the P4 Project will require careful evaluation planning and implementation. A comprehensive evaluation plan for the P4 Project will be implemented by a core evaluation team that will interact with site-specific evaluators.

The P4 evaluation program represents an observational case series assessment of selected residency programs. It is not an intervention trial; rather each residency program will systematically enroll cohorts of learners who will be exposed to curricular content and learning approaches that will likely be innovative and unique. In the absence of a rigorous study design, core data elements should be obtained from each program including: learner characteristics, program characteristics, and both nationally available data and targeted validated instruments that can link specific educational interventions to learners knowledge, attitudes and skills.


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Ages Eligible for Study:   26 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All Family medicine residents who accept employment as a resident in the Dept of Family Medicine will be part of the study population. These residents are interviewed prior to acceptance. Acceptance can occur via the NRMP or osteopathic match process or outside of the match

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Medical Residents at Christiana Care's Residency Program
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00504517

United States, Delaware
Christiana Care Health System
Wilmington, Delaware, United States, 19803
Sponsors and Collaborators
Christiana Care Health Services
Principal Investigator: Lisa C Maxwell, MD Christiana Care Health Services
  More Information

Responsible Party: Christiana Care Health Services
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00504517     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 27074
First Submitted: July 19, 2007
First Posted: July 20, 2007
Last Update Posted: August 16, 2012
Last Verified: August 2012

Keywords provided by Christiana Care Health Services:
Outpatient continuity training
Relevant, Patient-centered curriculum
New graduation requirements