Quarterly Newsletter for Medical Students and Residents            January 2018
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Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Events

March 7, 2018 -- MAFP Capitol Day, Jackson. Family physicians, students and residents wear their white coats to the State Capitol and talk with state legislators and elected officials. MAFP hosts a members-only meeting at lunch to discuss state and national issues. For legislators, MAFP offers a breakfast buffet, health screenings, giveaways and an afternoon dessert station. No charge for students/residents to attend; register using the link above.


April 21, 2018 -- MAFP's Spring Fling for Residents & Students, Jackson. This event is held each spring specifically for medical students and residents. The conference features procedures, practice topics, exhibitors and the opportunity to network with other students, residents, and practicing family physicians. MAFP will pay hotel expenses for out-of-town medical students or residents Saturday night so everyone can attend the evening crawfish boil.


July 21-25, 2018 -- MAFP Annual Scientific Assembly, Sandestin, FL. This 4-day event features continuing education, family-friendly events and, of course, a spectacular Emerald Coast location. Network with over 150 family physicians/residents/students while attending general sessions, the business meeting, and events like Family Fun Night and Bay Day.

MBN's Dowdy Speaks to UMMC Students
At UMMC on Nov. 1, The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) hosted John Dowdy, director of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, at a lunch meeting on campus. MAFP Foundation and FMIG furnished lunch for attendees and the session was made available to all UMMC students and faculty. Dowdy offered a law enforcement perspective on prescription opioids and gave some cautionary tales. Pictured above are FMIG officers (L-R) Katrina Johnston, Falan McKnight, Craig Bullock, Dowdy, and Will Casey.
Enter Your Poster in AAFP's National Competition
American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference Poster Competition - The purpose of this competition is to stimulate research by medical students and residents, to provide a venue to share innovative programs, and to encourage networking among medical students and residents with similar interests. The top 50 will be displayed at AAFP National Conference for Residents & Students, and the top 12 winners will present their posters at the conference. Applications due April 1.
MAFP/AAFP Student & Resident Opportunities
  • Family Medicine Cares Resident Service Award - This $16,500 award creates an opportunity for first-year and second-year family medicine residents to fulfill a desire to address health disparities by tackling the health needs of the under-served in their local communities. The award is a 12-month service project from June 1 to May 31. Deadline for applications is March 15
  • Academy Ambassador Program for Students - MAFP chooses students to attend the Annual Scientific Assembly in Destin, FL,  to help with registration, events, exhibits and kids' activities. MAFP provides the students' rooms and meals for the week. Each interested student must be a member and complete an application - deadline for applications is May 1.
  • AAFP 'Family Medicine Leads' Emerging Leader Institute - AAFP chooses 30 students and residents to participate in year-long leadership training which includes scholarship money, attendance at AAFP National Conference, a family physician mentor and more. Deadline for applications is March 1.
  • MAFP National Conference Travel Expenses Scholarship - This MAFP Foundation award provides an opportunity for family medicine residents or students to attend a national family medicine conference (AAFP or ACOFP). The scholarship, which is awarded up to $1,000, is meant to help reduce out-of-pocket expenses (registration, travel, lodging and meals). Application deadline for AAFP National Conference is sometime in June. Deadline has been extended for ACOFP Annual Convention to February 1.
  • AAFP 'Family Medicine Leads' National Conference Scholarship: AAFP provides 250 scholarships in the amount of $600 to defray costs associated with attending AAFP National Conference scheduled for August 2-4, 2018 in Kansas City. Students and residents may apply for BOTH the MAFP Travel Expenses Scholarship (listed above) and this AAFP Scholarship. Deadline is May 1.
Kay-Lynn Meador, center, visits with EC HealthNet physicians Drs. Lindsey McCormick, left, and Samantha Mosby.
MAFP Visits FM  Residency Programs
Meeting face-to-face with members to hear their concerns is one of the most important things we do at MAFP to serve our membership. As part of a focus on resident members, Kay-Lynn Meador, Foundation and Workforce Director, recently traveled to Meridian, Hattiesburg and Tupelo to meet with these future family physicians. Meador discussed legislative issues, ways to become involved in MAFP, how to take advantage of scholarship opportunities, and more during her visual presentation. The MAFP Foundation provided a meal and goodie bags, plus MAFP information, to each group.
MAFP Recruits More than 75 New Members
October - December 2017 New Members:
Kelsey Bounds
Joanna Boyles
Darin K. Busby
Huamei May Chai
Tyler Crosswhite
Morgan Davis
Weston D. Eldridge
William Flowers
Ben Giuffria
Taylor Harvey
Maribeth Hillhouse
Caleb Martin
Laura Martin
Brannon Myrick
Ashton Nicholson
Jasmine Padgett
Avani Patel
Alison Redding
William Ross
Elliott Taylor
Eric Wilkerson II

Calem Al-Shaikhly
Hassan Allahrakha
Anam Ansari
Stephanie Barrow
Alex Baloke
Jessica Brady
Caitlyn Brett
Cassie Brown
William Buck
Richard Burgan
Steven Burkett
Zachary Campos
Vrewer Carter
Benjamin Caulum
Christina Chanthanivong
Harry Chen
Dong Soon Choi
Paarth Dodia
Angelic Dye
Garrett Gratesi
Angella Gyamfi
Darian Harris
Max Isaac
Hayden Ivey
Rumbidzai Kapjumruti
Sheryar Khan
Matthew Kon
Cecilia Lawn
Kristin LeBrasseur
Sarah Lopes
Abubaker Malik
Jayson Morrison
Jay Napolitano
Alex Nay
Huong Nguyen
So Park
Nishant Patel
Nikita Patil
Amena Payami
Duc Pham
Felipe Pubillones
Shea Qarqish
Andrew Rauch
Diana Roy
Gino Singer
Macey Sutherland
Ghalis Thaljeh
Nusrat Uddin
Andrew Van Hersh
Kim Vu
Hannah Wikoff
George Wilson
Julia Zhang

Moses Braimoh, MD - Flowood (UMMC)
Gabriel I. Madu, DO - Meridian (ECH)

UMMC = University of Mississippi Medica Center. ECH = EC HealthNet Family Medicine Residency

MAFP's Family Physician Journal is Out!
Our latest magazine issue is now online ! Some of the articles of interest to  residents and  students include:
- Photos of All Mississippi PGY-1's in Family Medicine (page 15)
- UMMC's Family Medicine Interest Group (page 16)
- Photos of Graduating Residents (page 17)
- Story on Academy Ambassadors (page 18)
- William Carey University COM's Family Medicine Group (page 19)
- Rachel Yi's First-Hand Experience at AAFP National Conference (page 29)
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