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July | 2023

Registration for the FMEC 2023

Annual Meeting is Open

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.

Visit the registration links below and join us!

Registration for individuals


Exciting preconferences!

Exhibits and sponsors


Residency Fair

Scholarships are available!

Students in the northeast region may qualify. A student registration rate is also available. Please visit our student resources page for details!


Support Students to Attend FMEC: The FMEC has provided more than 7,000 scholarships to students to increase their interest in family medicine and primary care, get experience presenting posters, and meet family medicine residency programs at the Residency Fair. Help us bring students to the 2023 Annual Meeting by donating today.

GoProvidence Helps You Prepare

for the FMEC Meeting

Questions about Providence, RI? The GoProvidence team is standing by to help you prepare for your visit and ensure a successful stay. Email them anytime at [email protected] with all your destination questions.

Whether you're bringing your family, are looking for restaurant recommendations with your colleagues, or have an hour of free time, we can recommend some of our favorite spots. Once you're in town, be sure to stop by the Visitor Information Center, conveniently located on the ground floor of the Rhode Island Convention Center.

The FMEC thanks GoProvidence and our expert helper Carley Foto!

Visit the FMEC at AAFP National Conference

If you’ll be in Kansas City for the AAFP National Conference, July 27-29, 2023, in Kansas City, MO, please stop by the FMEC Booth (#406) to say hello! We will also have some postcards about the 2023 Annual Meeting, generally and specifically for medical students, and we’d love to give you a few to hand out from your own booth. 

FMEC Initiatives

Free Bring Your Brave Webinar on July 31, 2023

The FMEC 2023 Learning Collaborative on Hereditary Breast Cancer/Narrative Medicine is exploring using the CDC’s Bring Your Brave campaign in training and practice.


Residents and faculty are encouraged to join this free webinar on Monday, July 31, 2023 at 7pm Eastern to learn more about narrative medicine resources to share with patients at risk for breast cancer, lessons learned from the FMEC project, and a special guest speaker from FORCE (Facing Hereditary Cancer Empowered) to discuss community resources that can help you and your patients. Please register for the webinar and join us.

BYB Tools for Your Training and Practice

Did you miss our recent email newsletter with Insights from our Hereditary Breast Cancer/Narrative Medicine Collaborative? Read the newsletter on the FMEC Website.

Catch up on the IMPLICIT Project

Read about upcoming IMPLICIT presentations, recent data, reports on subcommittees, and more in the Summer 2023 IMPLICIT Project newsletter.

Annual Meeting Seminar Sampler

Thank you to all the speakers and to the more than 400 FMEC members and friends who registered for our Annual Meeting Seminar Sampler! Recordings are posted for those who missed the live presentations. For the full schedule and links to recordings and handouts, visit FMEC Annual Meeting Virtual Seminar Sampler.

For Innovative and Insightful Interviews, Visit the FMEC YouTube Channel

FMEC CEO Emeritus Larry Bauer continues to explore advances in family medicine and promote the potential of primary care by interviewing thought-leaders, innovators and revolutionaries, and Larry’s interviews are available for you to watch on the FMEC YouTube channel. Recent postings include Evolution to Primary HPV Screening for Cervical Cancer Prevention with Dr. Diane M. Harper; Quadruple Aim and the Path Forward with Dr. Dominique Quincy; and the innovative Vital software platform for patients with Dr. Justin Schrager.

Get Involved

Lead a Clinical Camp Table at the FMEC Annual Meeting!

Clinical Camp Tables are an opportunity to lead a hands-on demonstration of a clinical procedure commonly performed in family medicine, using patient models and materials. Any program that is participating in the 2023 Annual Meeting Residency Fair is eligible to run a table, and tables are approved on a first-come, first-served basis. The FMEC will hold 8-10 tables on Saturday, October 14, 2023, in two shifts running concurrently with the FMEC Annual Meeting Poster Sessions (12-12:45pm and 1:15-2pm). The deadline to submit to lead a clinical camp table is September 8, 2023. To register, you must provide the faculty name (who must be registered for the FMEC Annual Meeting) and either choose or enter your preferences for topics. Visit Clinical Camp Tables for more information. Login required.


STFM Updates: Standing Committee Positions, Call for Spring Meeting Proposals

The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) has open committee positions on the following committees: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility; Graduate Medical Education; Medical Student Education; Program; and Research. For more information and to apply, visit STFM Seeking Nominations for Open Committee Positions. Also, the call for presentations for the 2024 STFM Annual Spring Conference is open, with a deadline for Friday, September 15, 2023. For more information, including guidelines, priority topics, and more, visit STFM 2024 Annual Spring Conference Call for Presentations.

Involved in STARS and Want to Share?

The Choosing Wisely STARS Program (Students and Trainees Advocating for Resource Stewardship) is a collaboration between Dell Medical School and Costs of Care and aims to catalyze grassroots, student-led initiatives to advance health care value in medical education. Are you at one of the 14 medical schools in the FMEC region participating in STARS and want to share your experience with others who are participating or interested? Contact Scott Allen at [email protected] if you are interested.

Resources for You

Student Loan Payments Resume on October 1

As part of the recent bipartisan agreement to raise the debt ceiling, the current student loan payment pause will expire at the end of September. After more than three years of forbearance, borrowers will resume making their monthly federal loan payments. If you’re one of millions of people whose loans were serviced by FedLoan, Granite State, or Navient, you have a new loan servicer. You were probably prompted to create a new account with them months ago, when your account was transferred over, but it’s probably a good idea to check in now and make sure that your information is up-to-date and accurate. If you’re unsure how these or other changes impact your loans or repayment strategy, you may want to give your student loan experts a call before payments are due in October! Visit Navigate Student Loans to set a time to get your questions answered, brought to you at a reduced price by FMEC.

Scholarships for Global Health Summit

Scholarships are available for U.S. medical students, residents and international physicians to attend the Global Health Summit, held October 25-26, 2023 in Chicago just before the Family Medicine Experience. Applications are due by July 24, 2023. For more information and to apply, visit Global Health Summit Scholarship Program.

Cambridge Health Alliance Addiction Medicine Fellowship

The Addiction Medicine Fellowship at Cambridge Health Alliance offers a rich experience that is unique in that it is heavily outpatient-focused with lots of interdisciplinary learning and serves an underserved population in the greater Boston area. The program accepts 2 Fellows each year, with applications open now. For more information, visit CHA Addiction Medicine Fellowship.

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.

  • Atlantic Health System
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
  • Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
  • Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Department of Family & Social Medicine
  • Boston Medical Center Department of Family Medicine
  • Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, Department of Family Medicine
  • Phelps Family Medicine Residency Program
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Christiana Care Health System Family Medicine & Emergency Medicine /Family Medicine Residency Program
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center

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 [email protected].


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

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 26-30, 2023: AAFP FMX, Chicago, IL

September 19-21, 2024: FMEC 2024 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia Marriott, Philadelphia, PA

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