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July | 2022




The FMEC sends its Special Edition email newsletter every two months, listing job and fellowship opportunities in the region. See more jobs available in the July 2022 Special Edition newsletter.


Combined Family Medicine/Psychiatry Residency Program

815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15215

UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine Residency Program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is recruiting for a full-time Family Medicine/Psychiatry-trained core faculty physician. This new faculty member will provide full spectrum Family Medicine/Psychiatry including outpatient medicine (including pediatrics, geriatrics and women’s health), behavioral health (psychiatric diagnostic evaluations, psychopharmacology consultation and treatment) and addiction medicine. This faculty member will be dedicated to caring for a medically underserved population and teaching/role modeling/mentoring for our FM/Psychiatry residents, as well as family medicine residents, medical students and fellows. Responsibilities also include faculty advising, didactic teaching, and collaborating with faculty, residents and staff of the psychiatry residency program at Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH) in Pittsburgh.  Read More



Osteopathic Recognition Program

815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15215

UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine Residency Program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is recruiting for a full-time Family Medicine Osteopathic core faculty physician for our Osteopathic Recognition program.  This new Osteopathic faculty member will provide full spectrum Family Medicine including outpatient medicine (including pediatrics, geriatrics and women’s health),  and teaching Osteopathic principles and practice (OPP), and Osteopathic manipulation therapy (OMT). This Osteopathic core faculty member will be dedicated to caring for a medically underserved population and teaching/role modeling/mentoring for our Osteopathic Recognition residents, as well as family medicine residents, medical students and fellows. Responsibilities also include faculty advising, didactic teaching, scholarly activity, and collaborating with faculty, residents and staff in the provision of inpatient hospital rounding and outpatient care in our three Family Health Centers of Lawrenceville, Bloomfield-Garfield and New Kensington.  Read More

FMEC Annual Meeting Updates

Early bird registration ends this week!

Individual registration, registration for the residency fair, and registration for exhibits at the 2022 Annual Meeting is open and the early bird rates end July 31! The meeting will be held September 16-18, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA. Please visit FMEC 2022 Annual Meeting for details and updates, including preconference information.

The application for Student Scholarships is also open, and you are invited to help the FMEC promote family medicine to medical students by supporting the FMEC Student Scholarship Campaign.

FMEC will celebrate Larry Bauer on September 15, 2022

Immediately prior to the Annual Meeting, the FMEC will honor and celebrate FMEC CEO Emeritus Larry Bauer at a dinner on Thursday, September 15 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. More information and ticket options will be available on the FMEC website soon. The FMEC greatly appreciates the support of the Samueli Foundation for making this event possible and for supporting the FMEC’s work on integrated health.

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Become an ALSO Instructor

At the 2022 Annual Meeting, the FMEC will once again offer an Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Instructor Course. It’s time to think now about who in your residency program needs to be trained as an instructor, and block off Thursday, September 15, 2022, in their calendar. Any clinician providing obstetrical care who has their ALSO Provider status is eligible to become an approved ALSO Instructor. This includes physicians as well as residents, registered nurses, midwives, nurse practitioners, paramedics, and physician assistants. Click the following link to register: FMEC 2022 Annual Meeting.

Limited additional double rooms available

The availability of doubles in the Hyatt Regency Crystal City has been limited, because many are held for the medical students that the FMEC brings on scholarship. Some residency programs have asked for access to more doubles for their attendees, so the FMEC has arranged for a small block of rooms at a nearby hotel. If you or your attendees are interested in information about these doubles, contact Lisa Schwieterman at

Help inspire the next generation of family physicians – donate now

Each year, the FMEC provides 300 scholarships to students to attend the Annual Meeting, learn about family medicine, and visit residency program exhibits. Students attending our meeting become energized about family medicine, and many go on to family medicine or other primary care careers. Pay it forward and help us inspire the next generation of medical students to career in family medicines! Donate at any level through the FMEC Student Scholarship Campaign.


And the 2023 Annual Meeting site is . . .

Watch for an announcement next week about the dates and location of the FMEC 2023 Annual Meeting.

FMEC Project Updates

Direct Primary Care Summit a huge success

The Direct Primary Care (DPC) Summit was held July 15-17, 2022, at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center in Kansas City, MO. Over 300 physicians and others attended in person, and more than 60 registered for the livestreamed sessions. As one of the event’s hosts, the FMEC was pleased to see so many family physicians learn about this thriving model of practice and gain strategies to start and grow their businesses. The FMEC thanks the many sponsors and exhibitors and also our partners in putting on the event, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and the DPC Alliance.  For a report on the 2022 DPC Summit, visit the FMEC’s Direct Primary Care webpage.

Promote your residency through FMEC’s 2022 Hot Topics in Family Medicine

Hot Topics in Family Medicine gives the residencies who sign up a virtual spotlight, promoted by the FMEC throughout the region. Medical students love it because they can get up close and personal with a program they want to check out. Program directors love it because they can communicate with a group of students all at once, virtually. You can share aspects of your program that are especially strong or unique (i.e. delivering babies, procedures, wilderness medicine, corrections medicine, etc.). Hot Topics will start in August and run through October 27 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings at 6 pm and 8 pm ET. Sign up for the day/time that works best for your faculty. Each program may reserve 1-2 sessions. Fees are $300 per session for residency programs participating in the 2022 Residency Fair at the FMEC Annual Meeting, and $600 for programs which are not participating in the 2022 Residency Fair. Visit 2022 Hot Topics for more information, or click here to register today! 

Watch for an email in the next week to promote the Hot Topics session that are already scheduled, on topics such as Community Leadership and Advocacy, Obstetrics, HIV, Women in Medicine, Comprehensive Family Medicine, and Lifestyle Medicine.

FMEC webinars on demand

  • Recordings of the FMEC’s social determinants of health webinars – on nutrition security and hunger, parks and fitness, and digital access and digital health – as well as the speakers’ presentations are now posted in the FMEC Learning Management System, for free viewing at your leisure. You must create an account on the FMEC website to access them.

Get CME through the FMEC Geropalliative Care Series

The FMEC’s Geropalliative Care Series, an online CME course, is approved for 6.0 AAFP Prescribed Credits through February 1, 2023. The course focuses on patient-centered care of frail older adults in their last 2 to 5 years of life. The series will cover what is geropalliative care, frailty, delirium (understanding the importance and prevention), evidence-based medical prognostication, and the potential harms caused by continuing traditional care. The course is only $120 for FMEC members (only $50 for resident members), and you can view it at your leisure through February of 2023. Visit Geropalliative Care Series and register now.

Spotlight on FMEC Board members

We already knew the FMEC Board of Trustees were special, but the AAFP is shining a spotlight on them in their recent #FamilyDocFocus profiles. Read about Dr. Leon McCrea in Drexel Mentor Sees Strength in Diversity; Dr. Raj Woolever in Well-traveled FP Found His Niche as Program Director (May 23, 2022); Dr. Amy Crawford-Faucher in Pandemic Pulled FP Into Bigger Leadership Role (June 14, 2022); and Dr. Tracey Conti in Pitt Chair Strives to Help Mentees Pursue Passions (June 27, 2022). Many other family physicians from the northeastern U.S. and who are active with the FMEC have also been profiled, so congratulations to you as well!

News from the Field

Action Plan to Strengthen Primary Health Care – input needed

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) is coordinating development of an initial Health and Human Services (HHS) Action Plan to Strengthen Primary Health Care. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) consensus report Implementing High-Quality Primary Care: Rebuilding the Foundation of Health Care, will guide the development of the HHS Action Plan.  OASH seeks input from members of the public via a Request for Information (RFI) about what the Federal government could do to strengthen primary health care in the United States. In particular, OASH seeks innovations, models, solutions to barriers, and possible HHS actions that may strengthen primary health care to promote health equity, reduce health disparities, and improve health care access and health outcomes. Responses to the RFI must be submitted by August 1. For additional information, see the Federal Register notice.

Resources for You

Pulse: Voices from the Heart of Medicine

Every Friday, Pulse publishes and distributes a first-person story or poem, together with a visual image or haiku, about health care. Pulse tells the story of health care through the personal experiences of those who live it–patients, health professionals, students and caregivers. Pulse highlights the humanity and vulnerability of all its actors. In doing so it promotes the humanistic practice of medicine and encourages advocacy for compassionate health care for all. Visit Pulse to subscribe and/or submit.

FMEC Thanks Its Partners

Thanks to new and renewing partners!

On behalf of the FMEC Board of Trustees and the many medical students, residents and faculty who benefit from the FMEC’s programs and services, a hearty

THANK YOU to the health systems who have recently renewed their FMEC partnership or joined as a new partner. These include:

  • Meritus Health
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
  • Albany Medical Center Family Medicine Residency
  • CUNY School of Medicine
  • Indiana Regional Medical Center (IRMC)
  • Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency
  • New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM)
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
  • PennState College of Medicine
  • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Vermont Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Family Medicine Residency
  • UPMC McKeesport Family Medicine Residency Program
  • UPMC Williamsport Family Medicine Residency

The support of these FMEC partners is critical to the FMEC’s success.

Become a partner or member today

Joining the FMEC as an individual or institution not only supports our mission to strengthen family medicine and support medical students and residents, but gives you tangible benefits and discounts as well. 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. Like discounts on exhibit booths and residency fair tables, promoting job and fellowship opportunities through FMEC is a benefit of certain partner levels – read more about FMEC’s Partner Benefits and join FMEC now.

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


September 16-18, 2022: FMEC 2022 Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA

July 28-30: AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents & Medical Students, Kansas City, MO

August 14:  Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Annual Membership Meeting, Virtual

August 24, AAFP, Applying to Family Medicine Webinar

August 24 and 31, OAFP, Ohio Famiy Medicine Residency Program Meet and Greet Series (Virtual)

September 8, OAFP, CME Roadshow & KSA, Findley, OH

September 11-13, STFM Conference on Practice and Quality Improvement, Savannah, GA

October 7-9, Family Medicine Midwest, Minneapolis, MN

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