Primary Care Faculty Development Initiative (PCFDI)- NEW LOI DEADLINE

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that applications for participation in the Primary Care Faculty Development Initiative (PCFDI) are now being accepted.

All ACGME-accredited residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics are eligible to submit an application. The application must come from a team of residency program leaders in the three primary care disciplines who desire support for their faculty engaged in residency re-design and practice transformation.

The PCFDI has a two step application process: Step 1 is a Letter of Intent (LOI) and Step 2 is the full application. The LOI requires only that you identify the three programs on your team and a statement that you intend to submit a full application and will participate in evaluation activities. The full application involves a description of your current clinical and educational environment and your plans for practice transformation and collaboration with your primary care colleagues. Letters of support are required from the Residency Program Director or Department chair for each discipline, and the Designated Institutional Official (DIO).

Only the full application will be reviewed for selection; the LOI is a statement of intent to submit and participate in evaluation activities.

Application deadlines:

The Letter of Intent is due December 14, 2012

The full Application is due January 8, 2013

For more information on the program and to download the application please visit the PCFDI website at

The Primary Care Faculty Development Initiative (PCFDI) pilot program is being conducted by Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) pursuant to contract HHSH250201200023C with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. This initiative is also generously supported by the American Board of Family Medicine, the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Pediatrics and the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.