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Primary Care Practice Transformation Fellowship

Dr. Fogarty working with participants

About Finger Lakes Center for Primary Care Clinician Education

Based at the University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Family Medicine, the FLC-PCCE will work with primary care practices across all health systems, to:

  • Collaboratively assist primary care practices in the 14-county Finger Lakes Region to transform practices to thrive in an integrated, value-based healthcare delivery system
  • Engage with Primary Care clinicians, (including MD, DO, PA, NP) to provide high quality, evidence based teaching so participants learn and can implement strategies to change practice

About The Fellowship

  • A one-year, part time fellowship, over 9 months
  • Trains Primary Care Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and their office staff
  • Shares practical skills and strategies to transform practices to thrive in a value-based reimbursement system
  • Learning collaborative format
    • Participants will gather with a facilitator to review topics and share innovations in their practices
    • Brief didactic with skills practice, shared problem solving
    • Participant mini-projects between sessions to develop and carry out rapid cycle tests of change relevant to their own practices
  • Stipend for clinician participants up to $10,000 to offset expenses associated with time away from their practice.
  • Stipend for staff member participation to cover time away from the practice.


"One of the important things I learned was how to make the practice less doctor-focused… how to incorporate the whole team into taking care of the patient. Now, instead of my checking my diabetic patients’ feet for neuropathy, I have a nurse that will do that. Instead of getting all the patient information, the receptionist will give out questionnaires." - Physician, Hammondsport, NY

"The networking was tremendously helpful. Sitting down with other providers who are often going through the same struggles as you are day to day helps you to develop a new way to look at a problem." - Nurse practitioner, Wellsville, NY

Learning Topics Included

  • Population and Panel Management 
  • Value-based Reimbursement
  • Quality and Practice Improvement
  • Leading Change
  • Health Information Management
  • Team Based Care
  • Behavioral Health Integration
  • Patient Engagement and Cultural Competency



This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services administration (HRSA) of
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number T0BHP28587
Primary Care Training and Enhancement. This information or content and conclusions should
not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be
inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.