October, 2020 - FMEC in Focus

Our first Virtual Meeting
by the numbers
Thank you to all of our attendees and sponsors that helped to make our first virtual meeting a great success!
Thank you to our 2020 Top Sponsors!
We are grateful for your continued support.
Congratulations to the 2020 FMEC Poster Winners

Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC 

How Race is Taught in the First-Year Medical School Class Setting: A Retrospective Longitudinal Curriculum - Analysis Zara Ibrahim MS, Claire Brown BA, Hailey Roomimper BS, Brendan BS, Sarah Kureshi MPH 
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 

Effectiveness of Student-Run Conference for Improvement in Self-reported knowledge and Attitudes on im/Migrant Farmworker Health - Veronica Yu BA, Jessica Meyer BA, Chance Najera BS, Mahima Iyengar BS
Kettering Health Network - Soin Family Medicine Residency Program, Beavercreek, OH 

Globalization and Geopolitical Shifts bringing the Need for Refugee Medical Education to the Forefront - Jonathan stofer MD, MPH, Jerika Ortlieb MD
Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 

Connecting Medical Students to Underserved patients through SCOPE's Colonoscopy Program 
Zumana Miyfa, Lisa HO, Vladimir Khristov, Maryknoll Palisoc, Megan Mendez-Miller DO

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth 

Optimizing Care for the Mother-Infant Dyad: Understanding unplanned pregnancy among women with Opioid use Disorder in Two Rural Maine Family Medicine Practices - Robert Gomez MS, Jade Enright BA, Kelley Harmon DO, Nancy Fischer MPH, Caroline LaFave DO
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Family Medicine Clerkship student Led Waiting Room Exercise Module improves Wait Time Satisfaction - Sadia Ahmed BA, Andrew Le BS, Alexandra Michalowski BS, Heather Archer-Dyer MPH, Juan Robies MD
Upcoming Events

Workshop - November 10th
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm (EST)

Responding to the Primary Care Workforce Challenge (via zoom)

Workshop - November 11th
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (EST)

Building Research Capacity: From Priorities and Strategies to Department/Program Actions
(via zoom)

Awards Booklet
We Recommend
Books by Family Physicians
Bloodletting and Germs: A Doctor in Nineteenth Century Rural New York
By Thomas Rosenthal, MD

“When competing medical society doctors rebuff his license application, Dr. Jabez Allen conceals his medical practice by opening the first drugstore in rural New York. Dr. Allen and his Underground Railroad activist wife endure a lifetime defined by service, and challenged by loss. Consumption, Anthrax, Cholera, The Civil War and Melancholia. Dr. Allen cares for poor and wealthy alike, including the daughter of a U.S. president, and never abandons the motto painted on his first office window, "No Cure, No Pay."
Dr. Jabez Allen's drugstore opened in 1834 and still serves the village of East Aurora, NY. Based on actual events, 'Bloodletting and Germs' is the memoir Dr. Allen might have written.”

It’s a history of medicine book set in the 1830s and 1840s in an upstate New York community just east of Buffalo, New York. First of all the author is a good storyteller. He’s blending the history of medicine from that era into his storytelling. Secondly he’s writing about a small town just miles away from Buffalo, New York where I grew up. The town of East Aurora is now a suburb of Buffalo. That adds to my personal interest in the storytelling. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the history of medicine.