UMass FMCH Tuesday Talk Volume 49 2020| December 8, 2020
Tuesday Talk - New Format!
The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Monday Morning Memo has undergone a facelift - Welcome to the FMCH Tuesday Talk. Please let us know what you think of the new format.

We will have a focus of the memo each week, along with timely upcoming events and other announcements.

Week 1 – Clinical Updates
Week 2 – Education Updates
Week 3 – Community Health Updates
Week 4 – Research Updates
Week 5 - (when available) – Other

Please continue to send us your announcements, celebrations, and accomplishments to [email protected]. Feel free to title according to the focus area. We look forward to hearing your news!
Upcoming Events
FMCH Upcoming Grand Rounds

Arlene Ash, PhD (Professor Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, UMMS) will present Risk Adjustment and Primary Care on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 12:00 - 1:00pm. Live Webcast via Zoom: password=FMCH 

Ongoing Faculty Development

On behalf of Sara G. Shields, MD, MS, FAAFP, we are looking at ways to do some ongoing faculty development for our MCH attendings. While we work on how to find a time/structure for this longer-term, we are going to start with inviting everyone to join the FHCW faculty for a 30min discussion of Induction of Labor, based on my FCMC talk and a recent CMQCC webinar on the topic. Thanks to Laura Sturgill for allowing this use of our monthly faculty meeting time. We are going to do this as part of our faculty meeting on Monday, December 21, 1:00 - 1:30pm.  
We know this time won't work for everyone, but please join if you can, using the zoom link below. We will also record and upload it to the MCH drive for asynchronous viewing.
Recent Department Member Announcement
We are extremely pleased to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Bobersky and Dr. Alexandra Cours will be our two new fellows in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School for 2021-2022. Elizabeth is completing her residency in Family Medicine at UMass and Alexandra is completing her residency in Internal Medicine at UC San Diego. We very much look forward to having Elizabeth and Alexandra join our program next year, and we are confident that they will make important contributions to the field of geriatric medicine in their future careers. Congratulations to Elizabeth and Alexandra!

Clinical Services Spotlight: COVID 19 Updates
Recent publications will be included here as in the past

Education Spotlight: DCS 1
Doctoring and Clinical Skills 1 Faculty Appreciation
The Doctoring and Clinical Skills course covers professional and personal topics important to the clinical skills of emerging doctors, including eliciting patient histories, performing physical exams, clinical decision making, and communication. Year 1 learning occurs in the context of mentored relationships with faculty in small groups and longitudinal clinical rotations with community providers.

Thank you to the DFMCH faculty members who teach in the DCS 1 course. Your foundational teaching of our students is critical in their success.

Boatman, Jessica
Bombaci, Kimberly
Connell, Alexa
Dykhouse, Elizabeth
Hajj, Nicholas
Hogan, Susan
Mullarkey, Jenna
Houde, Kim
Jeremiah, Cynthia
Pugnaire, Michele
Tripathi, Apeksha

Much gratitude also to Dr. Michael Ennis who serves as the co-director of the course.