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January | 2023

Donate to the FMEC scholarship fund

Help medical students get energized about family medicine! Donate today to support student scholarships at the FMEC 2023 Annual Meeting!

Virtual Education from the FMEC

The FMEC is excited to share a sampling of seminars from our 2022 Annual Meeting with faculty, residents and students throughout the region. The sessions are some of the many highly-rated seminars that were presented in Arlington, VA in September 2022. These are NOT recorded sessions; they are live so you can hear directly from the presenters and ask your questions. Registration is free but required to receive the Zoom participation link.

Find “topic leaders” in your program and schedule lunch-and-learns! The FMEC has already heard from a few residencies who are using these webinars as lunchtime didactic sessions, to listen in on and discuss as a group, and identifying faculty and residents to facilitate discussion. Please let the FMEC know if you plan to participate like that!

For the full schedule and more information, visit:

FMEC 2022 Annual Meeting Virtual Seminar Sampler

The first session is:

Tuesday, January 24 / 12:30 - 1:30 pm EASTERN

Family Medicine Pathways to Health Policy: a Conversation with Former Health Policy Fellows

Link to register

FMEC Initiative Updates

Learning Collaborative on Narrative Medicine and Hereditary Cancers

The FMEC is kicking off its new cross-institutional Learning Collaborative on Hereditary Cancers in Women and Narrative Medicine. “Learning collaboratives have been recognized, and strongly encouraged within the new ACGME guidelines, as a powerful tool in family medicine training and the subsequent enrichment of patient care,” said Leon McCrea II, MD, FMEC President. “We hope what we learn through this new initiative that will be shared with training programs nationally.” FMEC’s funding is provided by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), and the project will utilize tools from the CDC’s Bring Your Brave campaign. FMEC thanks our advisory committee, Drs. Tracey Conti (UPMC), Philip G. Day (UMass), Susanna Evans (Tower Drexel), Adam Perrin (UConn), and Sarah Inés Ramírez, MD (Penn State). FMEC also thanks the family residency programs who are participating, including but not limited to Howard University, LewisGale Medical Center, Mercy St. Elizabeth Youngstown, United Health Services/Wilson, Geisinger Health System - Lewistown and Temple University.

Explore the Bring Your Brave Campaign

Hear oncologist Dr. Alter talk about counseling patients with genetic predispositions for cancer by asking a series of questions to determine their family history in this

2-minute video.

New Integrative Health project will launch soon

From 2020-2022, the FMEC convened 17 clinics and training programs for an integrative health learning community. In 2023, thanks to the generous support of the Samueli Foundation, the FMEC will continue this important work, initiating a new Integrative Health Learning Collaborative while also increasing access to integrative health information broadly via FMEC webinars, Annual Meeting programs, and more. We need your leadership to make this program strong! Many faculty in the FMEC region are currently teaching or developing curricula for IH training – please share your expertise with us. If you are interested in speaking or serving on a leadership group for the FMEC’s efforts, please contact Rebecca Bouck at

Direct Primary Care

Would your residency program like a presentation on DPC? The FMEC knows that many residents are interested in this model, but few can spend the time and money to attend the DPC Summit. If you would like the FMEC to help arrange a presentation for your residents on DPC, virtually or in person, please contact Shayla Rammel at

From the FMEC Board of Trustees

Welcome Dr. Uchenna Emeche

The FMEC Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Dr. Uchenna Emeche has joined the Board as a member-at-large for a 2022-2025 term. Dr. Emeche is currently Associate Medical Director at the Medstar Franklin Square Family Health Center, doing work that centers around primary care redesign, population health, process improvement, care of the medically and/or psychosocially complex patient, and women's health/obstetrics. For the complete FMEC Board of Trustees list and brief bios of our leadership, visit FMEC Board of Trustees.

FMEC Board will meet in February 2023

The FMEC Board of Trustees will hold its winter meeting February 23-25, 2023. We have a packed agenda and will be discussing pathways to become involved with the FMEC via new projects and committees; strengthening and promoting our Organizational Partner program; improving and expanding our student scholarship program to further promote family medicine to interested students; how the FMEC can continue to support residency programs to implement new ACGME guidelines; and more. What do you want to see the FMEC do in the future? To make suggestions to the FMEC, please contact FMEC President Leon McCrea at or CEO Scott Allen at with your ideas.

Opportunities for You

Promote National Healthy Weight Week

National Healthy Weight Week is January 15-22, 2023! If you’re organization is doing anything special for National Healthy Weight Week, please let the FMEC know and we will share it on social media! Check out these resources you can use with your patients to advise them on healthy weight.

Annual Meeting Updates

The 2023 Annual Meeting will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI from October 13-15, 2023. Learn more about Providence, RI in the official GoProvidence Guide. Read the full announcement at Family Medicine Education Consortium News

Call for submissions is open

Share your best practices and innovations with nearly 1,000 of your colleagues throughout the region. Formats range from 5 minutes to an hour. Submissions are vetted through a peer-review process. We encourage first-time presenters to submit, and Planning Committee members are available to help craft and improve proposals so they can be accepted. For more information on the types of presentations, and links to the submission forms, please visit the FMEC 2023 Annual Meeting webpage. All proposals are due by February 13, 2023, with the exception of poster submissions from medical students.

FMEC Thanks Its Partners

Thanks to new and renewing partners!

A hearty THANK YOU to the health systems who have recently renewed their FMEC partnerships or joined as new partners. The support of these FMEC partners is critical to the FMEC’s success.

  • Inova Health
  • MetroHealth

In 2022, the FMEC added over 20 new residency programs, medical schools and health systems as Organizational Partners! Nearly 100 groups have joined the FMEC to support our mission and receive benefits like free membership for individual faculty and residents, job postings, and discounts.

Become a partner or member today

Joining the FMEC as an individual or institution not only helps support the FMEC mission and promote family medicine, but it gives you tangible benefits and discounts. Read more about FMEC Memberships and Partnerships now and join or renew. And don’t forget to watch the FMEC Special Edition email newsletter for job and fellowship openings. 

Upcoming Meetings

A selection of upcoming family medicine and primary care meetings, nationally and in the FMEC region, in the next 3 months. If you have a meeting to be listed, please email


October 13-15, 2023: FMEC 2023 Annual Meeting, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI

January 26-29, 2023: STFM Conference on Medical Student Education, New Orleans, LA

February 22-25, 2023: ADFM Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA

February 23-25, 2023: FMEC Board of Trustees Meeting/2023 Host Committee Meeting, Providence, RI

March 3-5, 2023: AAFP Residency Leadership Summit, Kansas City, MO

March 29-April 2, 2023: ACOFP Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL

April 5-9, 2023: SNMA Annual Medical Education Conference, Hartford, CT

April 29-May 3, 2023: STFM Annual Spring Conference, Tampa, FL

May 9-11, 2023: AAFP Leadership Conference, Kansas City, MO

May 18-22, 2023: AAFP Chief Resident Leadership Development Program, Kansas City, MO

May 22-23, 2023: AAFP Family Medicine Advocacy Summit, Washington, DC

June 15-18, 2023: DPC Summit, Minneapolis, MN

June 15-17, 2023: AMSA Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ

July 27-29, 2023: AAFP National Conference for Family Medicine Residents & Medical Students, Kansas City, MO

September 11-13, 2023: STFM Conference on Practice & Quality Improvement, St. Louis, MO

September 29 - October 1, 2023: Family Medicine Midwest Conference, NIU Conference Center, Naperville, IL

October 13-15, 2023: FMEC 2023 Annual Meeting, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI

October 26-30, 2023: AAFP FMX, Chicago, IL

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