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International Medical Graduate Assistance Program Off to Robust Start
In 2016, Minnesota's first-in-the-nation International Medical Graduate (IMG) Assistance Program began helping 148 immigrant physicians seek medical residency positions or consider alternative health careers in the state. Read more here.
Another Health Care Org Joins Fix PA Now Coalition
Medical Alley Association, which supports an environment that enables health technology and care organizations to innovate, has joined the Fix PA Now Coalition raising the number of total members to 46. The MMA founded the coalition in 2015 to generate broad support to push legislation that would reform medication prior authorization (PA). New bills ( HF 747/ SF 593) addressing reform were introduced last week in the state House and Senate. To see the other partners and to share your story, visit the Fix PA Now website
Free Physician Networking Events Scheduled Across the State
Four free "Physicians' Socials" have been scheduled this spring in St. Paul, St. Cloud, Rochester and Duluth. Read more here
Ideas Wanted for 2017 Annual Conference
The 2017 Annual Conference is scheduled for Sept. 22 at the Rochester Mayo Civic Center. The conference will include a combination of education, policy discussions and camaraderie. We want to hear what you are looking for! Submit your session ideas for consideration by the Annual Conference Planning Committee before Feb. 28. 
U of M Seeks Excellence in Education Nominations
The University of Minnesota Medical School is accepting nominations for three awards that will be announced at the inaugural Dean's Tribute to Excellence in Education event on May 3. For consideration: the Distinguished Mentoring Award, the Exceptional Affiliate Faculty Teaching Award and the Exceptional Primary Care Community Faculty Teaching Award, co-sponsored by the MMA. The nomination deadline for all three awards is Feb. 15.
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