Family medicine is becoming an increasingly academic discipline, characterized by teaching in primary care and by patient-centered clinical research. Unfortunately, studies often exclude typical primary care patients, many of whom have multiple illnesses, or are elderly. Results of these studies cannot be generalized to these excluded patients. BIHAM and other institutes of family medicine are working to close this gap between research and practice.
Successful research is based on the following components:
- Methodological expertise (ongoing Projects) (Publications)
- Research ideas drawn from practice
- Practitioners involved in research
- Young academics (ongoing and completed Dissertations and Master’s theses)
BIHAM works in partnership with family doctors in Switzerland, and especially in Canton Bern. Together, we are committed to strengthening family medicine. Please contact us if you are interested in collaborating on research.