|Family, community medicine faculty serve on national review panels|
James R. Beal, Ph.D., director of Research and Program Development and Robert Beattie, M.D., chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, served on grant Objective Review Committees for the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr) of the Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The BHPr training in primary care medicine (family medicine, general internal medicine and general pediatrics, physician assistants) and dentistry grant program supports academic administrative units, residency training, predoctoral training, faculty development, physician assistant training, and general and pediatric dental residency training program areas used to improve access to quality health care, appropriate preparation, composition and distribution of the health professions workforce.
Dr. Beal participated in the BHPr’s residency training in Primary Care Objective Review Committee meeting held Feb. 20-22 in the Washington, D.C. area. Residency training in primary care grant program is used to plan, develop, and operate or participate in approved residency programs in family medicine, general internal medicine, and/or general pediatrics. Dr. Beal has previously served as chair of BHPr’s academic administrative units in Primary Care Objective Review Committee as well as six other committees including Faculty Development in Primary Care and Predoctoral Training in Primary Care.
Dr. Beattie participated in the BHPr’s academic administrative units in Primary Care Objective Review Committee meeting held April 22-25 in the Washington, D.C. area. Academic administrative units in primary care grant program is used to meet the costs of projects to establish, maintain or improve academic administrative units to provide clinical instruction in family medicine, general internal medicine, and/or general pediatrics.
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