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November | 2023

Thank you for joining us in Providence!

Over 1,000 students, residents and faculty joined the FMEC for the 2023 Annual Meeting in October in Providence, RI. Read more and see photos from the meeting in the 2023 Annual Meeting Wrap Up Report.

You can access the Wrap Up Report on the FMEC homepage at, along with the emails sent daily during the Annual Meeting with other updates, plenary summaries, and more. 

Join the FMEC in 2024 at the Philadelphia Marriott, September 19-21, 2024. Beginning in 2024, the schedule for the meeting will change in order to eliminate programming on Sunday. Preconferences will occur on Thursday, and the meeting itself will be held all day Friday and Saturday, with no programming or events on Sunday. The meeting will end with the Residency Fair late Saturday afternoon.

The call for submissions for educational programs for the 2024 Annual Meeting will open by the end of December 2023, with a deadline in early February 2024.

2023 Annual Meeting Highlights

Poster presentation winners

A total of 118 posters were presented at the 2023 Annual Meeting! A panel of FMEC leaders assessed posters for their relevance and importance to the field of family medicine, visual impact, clarify of message, readability and other factors and recognized 6 posters, including 1st-3rd places in a general category and a student category. Congratulations to Drs. Kelley Harmon, Chukwuemeka Esomonu, and Samantha Culver of the Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency (“Exploring Unintended Pregnancy Among Women with Opioid Use Disorder”, and to Chiazam Omenyi, Carolyn Kirby, Kayla Warren, and Dr. Stacy Bartlett (“Improving 4th Trimester Care Through Implementation of an Early Postpartum Visit”) for first place in the general and student categories respectively. Please read our poster winner news release to see all winners, and the list of all poster presentations can be found in the FMEC 2023 Annual Meeting Program.

Welcome high school students!

The FMEC was excited to welcome a dozen students from the Rhode Island chapter of HOSA Future Health Professionals. They presented excellent posters and participated in a panel discussion on inspiring pathways to family medicine. Thank you to the students and their advisor, Rachel Roberge, for helping us share family medicine with these future health care leaders!

Opportunities for You

Job Opportunities!

Portsmouth Regional Hospital is seeking a family physician to join the Core Faculty of its new Family Medicine Residency. The program graduated its first class in June, 2023. See the full job posting to read about qualifications, incentives and benefits, the hospital and community, and more.

The FMEC circulates job and fellowship opportunities from its Partners at the Silver level and above. For the most recent email of opportunities, which included opportunities from more than a dozen health systems in the northeast US, see FMEC Special Edition Newsletter, October 2023.


Call for 2024 STFM Annual Spring Conference Fellow, Resident, Student Posters

The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) invites family medicine fellows, residents, and students to showcase their completed or ongoing research projects at the upcoming 2024 STFM Annual Spring Conference. The deadline is January 3, 2024. This is a competitive and peer-reviewed process that provides a unique opportunity to present at a national conference. You will receive constructive feedback on your research from seasoned researchers and peers, enriching your understanding of your area of study. Before submitting, strengthen your research proposal with tips from this short video and read Tips to Improve Your Abstract. To submit, visit the STFM website (login required). For questions, contact

FMEC Initiatives Updates

Hereditary breast cancer QI project includes 20 CME hours and PI credits

Join a network of clinics and residency programs in a new learning collaborative focused on quality improvement (QI) for cancer prevention and early detection.

The Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC) is actively recruiting 4 to 8 clinics that serve young female patients (ages 18 to 44 years) in the northeastern United States, particularly from rural areas, to join this 8-month project, with some pre-work in December 2023 and learning sessions and improvement cycles scheduled through July 2024. The project will help clinics use narrative medicine tools to introduce discussion of hereditary breast cancer into visits, implement a validated breast cancer screening questionnaire in practice, refer patients for genetic counseling and/or testing, and do follow up.

The project is approved by the AAFP for 20 hours of CME and Family Medicine Performance Improvement (PI) Credits. Other incentives include an assigned QI coach, a $2,500 stipend to support conference travel and presentations, a computer tablet or iPad for the practice to help show patient videos, and more. To learn more, link to the hereditary breast cancer QI pilot project webpage Contact Kathy Fredericks at as soon as possible to determine if your residency program or practice is suitable to participate. 


Seeking Integrative Health Faculty and Experts

The FMEC’s 2021-2022 Integrative Health Learning Collaborative worked with nearly 20 training programs and clinics and was an opportunity to focus on the great work emerging in the field. The FMEC will continue to promote learning about Integrative Health in training and practice by highlighting the individuals and work being done within your residency programs! The FMEC is looking for faculty and residents interested in networking and shared learning on integrative health by connecting with others, presenting at future workshops and webinars, shaping residency training programs through the continued advancement of your integrative health curricula, and more. Please help us connect to the specific faculty within your institution who are most interested in this new collaboration. Interested parties should contact Rebecca Bouck, FMEC educational projects consultant, at

Virtual Family Medicine Residency Showcases: The FMEC 2023 Residency Showcase Virtual Series has concluded, and the FMEC thanks the programs who shared unique and exciting aspects of family medicine while also promoting their programs to medical students and others. For the fourth consecutive year, the FMEC has offered these virtual meetings to help medical students learn about emerging and exciting topics in family medicine and the many outstanding residency programs in the northeast U.S. Nearly 340 medical students and others registered to attend this year’s 8 sessions, either participating live or watching the recordings. The recordings have been viewed over 130 times. For the list and links to the recordings, visit 2023 Residency Showcase Virtual Series.

Survey Request

Survey on Opportunistic CT Screening

You are invited to participate in a research study from Mass General Brigham assessing primary care providers' perspectives on the value of opportunistic CT screening. This brief, IRB-approved, anonymous 6-section survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete. With regard to opportunistic CT screening, abdominal and thoracic CT scans contain robust data incidental to the imaging indication that can and should be leveraged for patient benefit. Body composition measures and other CT biologic markers demonstrate clinical value for risk stratification and health management. CT-based opportunistic screening biomarkers can be fully automated via AI applications. The survey will include brief questions about your clinical practice setting, thoughts about AI tool use in Radiology, and perspectives on clinically actionable opportunistic CT findings. Please click the link below to begin the survey.


(Note the survey is a Google form and may be blocked by some institutions’ firewalls.)

Upcoming Meetings

A selection of upcoming family medicine and primary care meetings, nationally and in the FMEC region. If you have a meeting to be listed, please email

February 8-11, 2024 - Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Conference on Medical Student Education, Atlanta, GA

February 20-24, 2024 - Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM) Annual Conference, Palm Springs, CA

March 25-27, 2024 – AAFP Residency Leadership Summit/Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD), Kansas City, KS

March 27-31, 2024 – Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Annual Medical Education Conference, New Orleans, LA

April 4-7, 2024 – American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

April 18-20, 2024 – AAFP Leadership Conference, Kansas City, MO

May 4-8, 2024 – STFM Annual Spring Conference, Los Angeles, CA

May 19-21, 2024 – AAFP Family Medicine Advocacy Summit, Washington, DC

May 30-June 1, 2024 – AMSA Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA

June 20-23, 2024 – Direct Primary Care Summit, Dallas, TX

July 27-29, 2024 – AAFP National Conference for Family Medicine Residents & Medical Students, Kansas City

September 15-18, 2024 – STFM Conference on Practice and Quality Improvement, Denver, CO

September 19-21, 2024 – FMEC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

September 24-28, 2024 – AAFP FMX, Phoenix, AZ

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