Commitment to Education

The PPOC places a strong emphasis on providing valuable ongoing learning and training for our member physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other medical professionals.

Educational programs are developed in collaboration with specialists from Boston Children’s Hospital, and partners from community-based organizations and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, among other entities.

The focus of this education is delivering the highest quality care, with “zero defects”; to deliver care at the lowest cost possible; to deliver care in a patient-centric manner; and to take the lessons learned in treating specific populations apply them so that diagnosis and treatment of individuals speed up.

The PPOC develops and holds its own continuing medical education (CME) classes that enable our physicians to earn the CME credits that validate their professional competence and understanding of new information. The PPOC also sponsors programs through which our physicians renew and maintain their American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) certification.

The PPOC offers educational classes and seminars that help our physicians stay ahead of the learning curve and use best practices in diagnosing and treating specific diseases and conditions, including obesity, Down syndrome, asthma, ADHD, scoliosis, and many more.

In 2012, we launched “Learning Communities,” an educational and training resource which has already proven to be highly valuable and popular with PPOC physicians. Each Learning Community focuses on one medical topic, and involves seminars and classes held over a six- to 12-month period. Among the topics are well visits, chlamydia screening, and optimizing the patient experience.