Joy in Practice Initiative Resources & Webinars

In the spring of 2016, ADFM officially launched its "Joy in Practice Initiative,” an effort to continue the learning and sharing of best practices that we started (with guest speaker Christine Sinsky, MD, FACP) at the 2016 Winter Meeting around ways to improve practice workflow, uptake of systems-level changes, personal resilience, etc. as ways to help ourselves and our teams find their way back to joy in practice. 

Department Chairs, Administrators, Faculty and other departmental entities are invited to participate in our webinar series.






Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care

March 28, 2019 from 12-1pm Eastern/11am-12pm Central

Presenters: Ronald Margolis, PhD, emeritus professor from the department of Family and Community Medicine at Saint Louis University and founder and CEO for St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute and Dawn Prentice, LCSW, Director of Integrated Behavioral Health at St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute


Other Resources:

Improving Subspecialty Access and Primary Care Comprehensiveness: An Update from Project CORE

March 7, 2019 from 1-2pm Eastern/12-1pm Central

Presenters: Scott Shipman, MD, MPH, Director of Primary Care Initiatives and Workforce Analysis at the AAMC


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Alternative Payment Models

December 13, 2018 from 1-2pm Eastern/12-1pm Central

Presenters: Kathryn M. Harmes, MD, MHSA, University of Michigan; George D. Harris, MD, MS, WVU Eastern Campus; Richard W. Lord Jr., MD, Wake Forest School of Medicine; Michael P. Jeremiah, MD, FAAFP, SVP, Virginia Tech-Carilion School of Medicine/Carilion Clinic


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Compensation and Clinical Funds Flow

October 29, 2018 from 1-2pm Eastern/12-1pm Central

Presenters: Holly Bynum, MBA, University of Utah; Jennifer Lochner, MD, and Sandra Kamnetz, MD, University of Wisconsin


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Applied Informatics: Visit Frequency and Predictive Risk

August 28, 2018 from 1-2pm Eastern/12-1pm Central

Presenters: Michael Jeremiah, MD, FAAFP, SVP; Grant Greenberg, MD, MA, MHSA; Richard Lord Jr., MD; Anna Ramanathan


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Lessons Learned from Industry: Applying Job Instruction in Residency Education

November 10, 2017 from 1-2pm Eastern/12-1pm Central

Presenters: Drs. Chris Bernheisel, Lou Flaspohler, Eleanor Glass, and Michael Putnam from the University of Cincinnati


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Faculty and Organizational Health: A focus on energy and joy

July 26, 2017 from 12-1pm Eastern/11am-12pm Central

Presenters: Bengt Arnetz, MD, PhD, MPH, MScEpi


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The ABFM PRIME Registry Dashboard Demo & Opportunity for Collaboration

May 18, 2017 from 12-1pm Eastern/11am-12pm Central

Presenters: Tim Parr from FIGmd; Bob Phillips, MD, MSPH


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Empanelment and Panel Size Weighting

March 6, 2017 from 12-1pm Eastern/11am-12pm Central

Presenters: Kevin Grumbach, MD


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Striving for lean in primary care: Using EHR data to quantify PCPs spend on EHR tasks

January 25, 2017 from 12-1pm Eastern/11am-12pm Central

Presenters: Brian Arndt, MD, Valerie Gilchrist, MD, MPH, and team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Recording: not available

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Relationship-Based Leadership to Revitalize Primary Care

November 21, 2016 from 12-1pm Eastern/11am-12pm Central

Presenters: Andrew Morris-Singer, MD, president & founder of Primary Care Progress; Assistant Professor, OHSU Department of Family Medicine; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School


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Update on Project CORE (Coordinating Optimal Referral Experiences program) and input from Departments who have participated to date


September 27, 2016 from 12-1pm Eastern/11am-12pm Central

Presenters: Scott Shipman, MD, MPH, Director of Primary Care Affairs and Workforce at the AAMC; Paul James, MD, Chair at University of Iowa; Sean Bryan, MD, Chair at Greenville Health System; and Cathy Morrow, MD, Chair at Dartmouth University


Other resources: combined presenter slides


Team documentation: 2 case examples of different models ( "court stenographer" vs "enhanced MA role” models)

June 3, 2016 from 10-11am Eastern/9-10am Central

Presenters: M. Norman Oliver, MD, from the University of Virginia and Michael Rabovsky, MD, from the Cleveland Clinic.

Recording: (note that this recording begins a few minutes into Dr. Oliver's presentation but he repeats some of the starting content later on)

Other resources: slides from Cleveland Clinic model


Allocation of Physician Time in Ambulatory Practice: A Time and Motion Study in 4 Specialties (Sinsky, et. al.) 

Diagnosis: Burnout

These Doctors Are at the Forefront of the Burnout Battle

At Mayo Clinic, Researchers Burrow Into Burnout

Do Electronic Health Records Breed Burnout?

Interprofessional Education Resources & Webinar

Interprofessional Education webinar

On September 22, 2014, the ADFM Healthcare Delivery Transformation and Education Transformation Committees co-hosted a webinar which was moderated by Denise Rodgers, MD, Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Programs at Rutgers Biomedical & Health Sciences. The materials and recording from this webinar are available below. 





The Interprofessional Education Collaborative 

National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education 

Exploring Interprofessional Education in the Family Medicine Clerkship: A CERA Study 

The Four Pillars for Primary Care Physician Workforce Reform: A Blueprint for Future Activity

Language from the LCME referencing changes related to IPE that go into effect in 2015 (text pulled from full document)

The University of Toronto Centre for Interprofessional Education (with curriculum, tools, and other information)

What Does Team Leadership Mean in the PCMH? An Annals of Family Medicine Commentary

"Partners in Training: Interprofessional Education" - presentation by Denise Rodgers to ADFM Members, Winter Meeting 2014 

Progress and Promise: Profiles in Interprofessional Health Training to Deliver Patient-Centered Primary Care, publication from the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, December 2014