Minnesota Primary Care Transformation Collaborative

The University of Minnesota’s residency programs in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Medicine as well as the combined program in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, in collaboration with the School of Nursing and the College of Pharmacy have developed the Minnesota Primary Care Transformation Collaborative (MPCTC) as a result of the Primary Care Faculty Development Initiative (PCFDI).

The mission of the MPCTC is to strengthen a patient-centered primary care workforce for the state of Minnesota. Initial efforts have been focused on piloting faculty development around teaching and assessing residents in patient-centered interviewing, and on the development of an inter-professional and interdisciplinary curriculum for residents and other Academic Health Center students on the fundamentals of Patient Centered Medical Homes.

To strengthen a patient-centered primary care workforce for the state of Minnesota through meaningful integration of trainees into exemplary primary care practices with skilled mentors.


  1. We aim to build healthy communities throughout Minnesota by demonstrating and teaching the values of RELATIONSHIPS, SERVICE and RELIABILITY.
    • Relationships: Partnering with individual patients and families, health professionals across disciplines, and institutions to build a community of wellness within our state
    • Service: Ensuring timely, efficient and effective healthcare to support our patients in leading full lives 
    • Reliability: Committing to providing safe, consistent, quality healthcare
  2. Through practice-based research, quality improvement, and dissemination of proven practices, we aim to be a national leader in primary care education and model clinic systems.
  3. Aligned with the goals of the University of Minnesota, we aspire to recruit top students into primary care residencies, and to encourage and advance their interest in primary care throughout their training