Integration of resident physicians in Centering groups can represent a number of logistic challenges. Despite this, supervised instruction in facilitative techniques and the Centering model is an exceptional skill that many residents hope to gain during their training. This session will review the structure and format of a successful and mature Centering program seated in a family medicine residency.
Joshua St. Louis, MD, MPH, AAHIVS is a family physician and Centering Certified Facilitator. A Massachusetts native, he studied evolutionary biology at Harvard, earned his MD/MPH from Tufts, and completed his residency in family medicine at the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency. He is core faculty at the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency where he maintains a primary care practice that focuses on HIV, viral hepatitis, prenatal and well-child group visits, addiction medicine, and transgender care. He is the curriculum coordinator for the residency's CenteringPregnancy and CenteringParenting programs which feature family medicine resident physicians as the core group facilitators.
We have found that these discussions are more engaging and productive when every participant joins in from a video capable computer or mobile device. If you don't have video capability on your computer, you can download the Zoom app on your phone and access video and audio options from your phone. You can also join in from your cell or tablet. Thank you!