As health educators we strive to teach our residents the best of medicine, the depth of the primary care relationship, and the way to think about system structures and system change. Recently, we’ve seen the lasting effects of an overworked system prevent residents from practicing the best of what they’ve learned.
This is why we developed the UCSF Double Helix Curriculum, a supplemental practice transformation curriculum. Our team of health educators have created and compiled lectures, workshops, and readings to teach residents ways to 1) alleviate daily system pressures and 2) think about system structures and system change.
This curriculum was built using the framework of the 10+3 Building Blocks of High Performing Primary Care developed by the UCSF Center for Excellence in Primary Care (CEPC). Our team has organized these building blocks into four curricular threads: Access, Care Team, Change Management, and Population Management.
Resident SchedulingResidents are scheduled in clinic
regularly, predictably, and far in advance
in order to main stable teams and
provide patient continuity.
Resident EducationResidents learn about practice
transformation through engagement in,
and leadership of, clinic-improvement
projects based on clinic priorities.
Resident EducationResident experience and burnout is
assessed, and structures exist for
actively responding to
Our curriculum team has organized the 10+3 Building Blocks of High Performing Primary Care into four curricular threads: 1) Access, 2) Care Team, 3) Change Management, 4) Population Management.
We encourage you to explore the UCSF Double Helix Curriculum and download any materials that would be useful additions to your resident curriculum. If you’re unsure how to integrate these materials into your existing curriculum, check out our How to Use page for ideas.
Bodenheimer et al, The 10 Building Blocks of High-Performing Primary Care
Bodenheimer et al, High Functioning Primary Care Residency Clinics
Lovat & Clement, Quality Teaching and Values Education: Coalescing for Effective Learning