In spite of the growing number of physician testimonials touting the value of DPC, many med students are still unfamiliar with Direct Primary Care as a successful medical delivery model. Please join us to hear Dr. Walsh’s story. Dr. Walsh trained at Georgetown, went in to family medicine and worked part-time as an employed physician for 15+ years before seeing the light of DPC. In her own words, “I opened my own DPC practice in 2015 AND HAVE NEVER BEEN HAPPIER with my career.”
Please visit Dr. Walsh’s website: Doctor Direct (DoctorDirectMD.com)
POST-EVENT SUMMARY: Dr. Amy Walsh, is established family medicine physician who has been practicing in the Raleigh, NC area for over 20 years. She opened her own Direct Primary Care practice in 2015. She spoke about her journey transitioning to the direct primary care model and the benefits that it provides as an alternative model for the delivery of health care.
Approximately 30 people were in attendance, primarily first and second year Duke medical students with some representation from third and fourth year classes. We also had a representative from the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians and two representatives from Benjamin Rush Institute. Dr. Walsh presented about 20 minutes of powerpoint slides and this was followed by a 20-30 minute question and answer session with the audience.
The event went very well. Students were engaged and interested to hear about a topic that is not covered by our usual medical education. Dr. Amy Walsh was a great speaker. She is highly enthusiastic and knowledgeable about Direct Primary Care.” ~Andrew Yuan, Duke medical student and event organizer
“It was such a great event. My Clinical Skills Foundation (med student small group) met afterward and was very interested in learning more about direct primary care!” ~Medical student attendee
“I learned so much!” ~Medical student attendee
“I’m glad we had the chance to learn more about an important topic not covered by our medical school curriculum.” ~Medical student attendee