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Primary Care Champions

The MetroHealth System is pleased to announce that we are recruiting a new cohort of Primary Care Champions to start in March 2022.

The program will provide didactic and experiential training in quality improvement, systems of care, addressing social determinants of health, and leadership and professional development. Mentorship is a key facet of this program. Participants will work closely with a mentor to complete a quality improvement project. The goal of this program is to emphasize content and skills critical those current and future primary care team members that provide care for an underserved population.  


  • Improve care of the underserved with training in social, political, economic, cultural, legal and ethical theories with a central focus on reducing health disparities. 
  • Improve knowledge and skills in practice transformation with specific emphasis on 

(a) Quality Improvement (QI) training and application of QI methods,
(b) leadership development training including the development of a business case for practice transformation, 
(c) professional development
(d) improving data literacy of healthcare teams, and 
(e) patient centered care


  1. Mentored projects and career development planning by MHS and CWRU faculty
  2. Demonstrated improvements in clinical quality, patient experience, and academic productivity
  3. Salary support for participation
  4. Possible student loan repayment assistance

Applicants must be physician assistants or physicians who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of the application submission. Applicants from historically disadvantaged backgrounds (ethnic, financial, or educational) and applicants who provide care in a NHSC site are encouraged to apply.

Ideal applicants have excelled in their education, have completed their formal clinical training, are prepared to devote two consecutive years to this program, demonstrate in improving outcomes and reducing disparities in their patient population, and have an interest in academic or administrative promotion.

Please submit your Curriculum Vitae and a Letter of Inquiry by November 30, 2021 to [email protected].

For additional information contact:

Aleece Caron, PhD
Co-Director of Education
Population Health Research Institute
[email protected]