One of the hallmarks of the program is preparing residents for successful practice after residency. Annually, third year residents attend a two day Practice and Office Management Conference that provides intensive exposure to important issues surrounding practice management. The annual conference is organized and facilitated by experienced faculty members from the VCU Family Medicine Central Department in Richmond, Virginia.
Additionally, second year residents attend organized Resident Business meetings held every other month at the family practice center. The content of the Business Meeting is coordinated by Dr. Lee Blecher and a third year resident business coordinator. The meetings provide a forum for discussion with respect to various practice management topics such as practice marketing, office economics, personal finance, medical malpractice and other insurance issues.
Resident Business meetings also provide the opportunity for residents to receive individualized reports regarding data specific to the number of patients seen, visit types and associated billing and coding. The individual reports are reviewed privately with the resident’s advisor.
The CEO of the practice provides up-to-date issues surrounding the current business climate associated with the practice of family medicine.