FMEC in Focus - April, 2018
2018 FMEC Annual Meeting
Hilton Westchester
Rye Brook, New York
November 9-11

Theme:   Family Medicine State of Mind:  Spreading the News 

2018 FMEC Annual Meeting

November 9-11
Rye Brook, New York

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Penn State
Penn State College of Medicine 50th Anniversary

Honoring 50 years of Family and Community Medicine

Join us in Greece!

Join the FMEC on an incredible 11-day journey to the roots of medicine:  Greece!

2018 Special Tracks

Preparing to Succeed in Practice

Procedures for Residents, Faculty and Community-based Family Physicians

Osteopathic Medicine

Medicine and the Fine Arts

Responding to the Primary Care Workforce challenge

Chronic Pain/Opioids/Substance abuse

Promoting Healthy Living Through Lifestyle and Integrative Medicine

Maternal Child Health

Rural Health

Global Health

Showcase FM research

Media Skills for Family Physicians

High school student participation

"Clinic First" - strengthening your residency program

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The 2018 Call for submissions is NOW OPEN

Faculty/Professional Submissions:  Closed
Fellow/Resident - Workshop/Seminar/Research:  Closed
Fellow/Resident - Paper/Poster/Lecture-Discussion/Clinical Success/Patient Stories/Speed Presentation:  July 1
Year 1-4 Medical Student Submissions:  August 1

All Forms can be found on the
2018 Meeting Page  here .
Spotlight on Student Loans - from Joy Sorensen Navarre of Navigate

The third most common question physicians ask about student loans is: "Should I consolidate my student loans?"
Consolidation is one of two high-risk decisions in your loan repayment planning. We see two common mistakes: 1) failing to consolidate older FFEL loans, and 2) choosing the wrong loans for consolidation. You'll be fine if you pay close attention to the details and if you're uncertain, consult an expert before taking action.
First, only Direct loans qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). If you intend to pursue PSLF and you have older FFEL* loans, you MUST apply for a Direct Consolidation loan to make those loans eligible for PSLF.
Second: Caution! Do not consolidate Direct loans if you made qualifying payments toward PSLF on them. Consolidation resets the count for the 120 payments required for PSLF.
At FMEC, we believe Family Medicine is critical to improving the health of the nation. We're working to achieve the full potential of Family Medicine by helping provide financial relief to providers. We've negotiated a special rate with the student loan experts at Navigate . Click here to schedule an appointment to  find out if consolidation is the best option for you.
Spotlight On:  2017 FMEC Emerging Leader Award Winner

Adam Lake, MD - Lancaster General Hospital
Penn Medicine Family Medicine Residency

I am delighted to write this letter of support on behalf of Adam Lake, MD, as a candidate for an Emerging Leader Award for this year's selection process.  Adam is a Lancaster native who received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Grinnell College followed by medical school at Jefferson University. In both settings Adam developed strong interests in public and population health. We were delighted when Adam matched in our program in 2011.  Read More