We designed the UCSF Double Helix Curriculum because we saw how the pressures of an overworked system can pile up to prevent residents practicing the best of what they’ve learned. As faculty and clinic preceptors, we are not immune to these pressures.
Fortunately, we are in a unique position to remove some of these pressures by simultaneously shaping residents learning experiences as well as leading clinic transformation initiatives. That’s why the UCSF Double Helix Curriculum largely relies on faculty and clinic preceptors to help bridge the gap between what residents learn in the education strand with what they practice in the clinical strand.
Faculty and clinic preceptors play a crucial role in bridging the gap between what residents learn in the education strand with what they practice in the clinical strand.
In order to support you and your colleagues in this undertaking we have developed a robust Faculty Development curriculum with the goals of teaching 1) the language and principles of primary care practice transformation, and 2) how to engage residents in practice transformation. Additionally, we provide tools for resident educators on how to integrate the UCSF Double Helix supplemental curriculum into your program.
We encourage you to review and download any materials in our Faculty Development curriculum and share them with your colleagues. If you’re unsure how to best use these materials, check out our How to Use page for our best practices and tips.
Bodenheimer, High Functioning Primary Care Residency Clinics
Clay et al, Teaching While Learning While Practicing: Reframing Faculty Development for the PCMH