We need your help. UMass FMCH Department's Epic Mastery Task Force wants to improve how providers use Epic and reduce EHR burnout. Please fill out this 5-10 minute survey!
Survey link: https://forms.gle/gfLrGsSMKrNPySfw7.
From your Epic Mastery Task Force (Henry Del Rosario, MD, Megan Brochu, PA-C, Veronica Farrell, NP, Nicholas Hajj, MD, and Jeannette Ryan-Alkasab, MD)
The 21st Annual Primary Care Day will be held Wednesday, April 12th, 2023 at the DoubleTree Hotel, 5400 Computer Drive, Westborough, MA 01581, 8:00am-3:00pm.
You can Register now . This program will provide updates on a wide range of rapidly changing primary care topics and will feature concurrent presentations from which attendees can select their own learning track and is sponsored by the UMass Chan Office of Continuing Medical Education. See flyer for additional information.
The UMass Chan Interprofessional Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation (iCELS) is pleased to announce the 1st Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Basics for Primary Care Hands-on Skills Session, Thursday, April 13th, 2022, 8:00am-12:00pm. The session will cover basic ultrasound skills and several applications geared towards primary care providers.
You can Register now. See flyer for additional information.
Undergraduate Medical Education
Vista Town Hall: Please join us in person or online at the Vista Town Hall. The purpose of our time together is to share new information and collaborate with our community on topics related to Exploration and Horizons planning and development. From time to time, we will share Discovery phase milestones.
Wednesday, April 12th, 12:00-1:00pm (online, physical location TBD)
Wednesday, May 10th, 12:00-1:00pm (hybrid), Amp 3
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://umassmed.zoom.us/j/91713231333?pwd=SGkvUENlN2diTGZaajlDZlY2eGZnZz09&from=addon Password: 890756
Call for Nominations: Standing Committees
It is time for us to initiate the process of determining membership for the Standing Committees for the upcoming Academic Year. If you are interested in self-nominating for any of the committees described below, please submit your name, the committee of interest and the responses to the questions below to Faculty.Affairs@umassmed.edu The deadline for self-nomination is April 14th, 2023.
- Committee on Equal Opportunity & Diversity
- Faculty Grievance Committee (elected by faculty-at-large)
- Information Technology Committee
- Intellectual Property Committee
- Library and Learning Resources Committee
- Personnel Action Committee (elected by faculty-at-large)
- Women’s Faculty Committee
With your self-nomination, please include your responses to the questions below.
- Briefly describe your position & role at UMass Chan
- Why are you interested in serving this committee?
- What specific skills or strengths can you bring to this committee?
If you are interested in serving on a departmentally elected committee, as listed below, please contact your department chair:
- Faculty Council
- Committee on Scientific and Research Affairs
- Tenure Committee (if applicable to your department)
School committees are a great opportunity for career development and networking. More information on each of the committees and nomination process can be found here (umassmed.edu access required). Please consider sharing your passion and expertise with the institution.
Announcing the 19th Annual Gerald F. Berlin Prize for Creating Writing
Be sure to tell students and residents you know who like to write about the 19th Annual Gerald F. Berlin Prize for Creative writing. The Gerald F. Berlin Prize is awarded for creative writing, prose or poetry, authored by medical students, nursing students, graduate students, residents, and fellows based at UMass Chan Medical school, Berkshire Medical center, Worcester Medical Center/St. Vincent's or Baystate Medical Center. Submission deadline: April 15th, 2023. Click flyer for details. For guidelines visit Library's website at https://library.umassmed.edu/news-events/lsl-now/berlin-award-2023.
MCSTAP Guideline Update: A Series on Applying the 2022 CDC Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain. The latest CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Pain include very important information for prescribers. To support you, MCSTAP is offering a three-part series on applying the Guidelines to managing care for patients with chronic pain. Register for the last session now! MCSTAP
- Wednesday, April 19th, 12:00 - 1:00pm, "Assessing Risk of Opioid Therapy: Applying the 2022 DCD Guidelines".
Save the date: Huppert award winning students are preparing presentations for the April 21st Research in Progress noon seminar. Presenters include:
Michael Urbanowski, PhD (SOM), working with mentor Daria L. Szkwarko, DO, MPH on a retrospective program evaluation of latent tuberculosis infection screening and treatment in an urban FQHC and
Samantha Creamer (GSN) and Annie Thornton (SOM), with mentors Linda Cragin, MS, and Janet Hale, RN, PhD, on Operation Conversation: Bridging the Gap between the Veteran Community and Future Health Care Providers.
Senior Scholars Day is Wednesday, April 26th
Twenty-five of our 4th year medical students participated in this year’s Senior Scholars Program – some of whom worked with faculty in our department. Senior Scholars Day is Wednesday, April 26th from 2:00-6:00pm in the medical school lobby (where students will formally present their work) and the faculty conference room (guest speaker this year: David Ayers, MD / Department of Orthopedics and Physical Medicine). Additional faculty are needed to help judge the student projects between 3 and 4 pm. If you’d be willing to have a student present their work to you and provide feedback/evaluation, we’re still looking for an additional 2-3 faculty (as well as Chief Residents) to help with judging the student’s work. If you’re interested in working with a Senior Scholars student for AY24, please let Judy Savageau know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Massachusetts Psychiatric Society is offering Psychiatry for the Primary Care Physician, a virtual program, on Saturday, April 29th from 8:15am-3:45pm. Massachusetts Primary Care Physicians are often the de facto providers of psychiatric care. Compared to the past, PCPs today are often responsible for diagnosing and treating patients with more serious, complicated, and chronic psychiatric disorders. This course was designed to provide PCPs and other clinicians with lectures on salient topics of psychiatric diagnosis and treatment in Primary Care. The course provides 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits; 1 credit meets MA BORM for Risk Management and 1 credit for Risk Management/Opioid Education and Pain Management. The course is $150 for MMS members, $15 for fellows and free for students. Register here: https://maps.memberclicks.net/primarycare23
Click flyer for additional information.
Mindfulness and Compassion During Tumultuous Times - Essential Tools to Remain Steady and Whole, presented by Paula Gardiner, MD, MPH, CMMT and Gail Gazelle, MD, MCC, CMMT.
Friday, May 5th, 2023, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm (ET)
At this in-person program, you will acquire practical strategies to quiet your mind and gain mastery over worries and self-doubt. You’ll learn about the neuroscience behind mindfulness and meditation, and practice with a variety of readily accessible tools that will help you attain calm, clarity, and the balance you need to build resilience and avoid physician burnout. Event Info (massmed.org).
FMCH Vision 2030 – Next Steps: Belonging and Engagement
Dear Faculty, Residents/Fellows, and Staff, please join us for the FMCH Annual Retreat on Thursday, May 11th at UMass Chan South Street Campus, 333 South Street, Shrewsbury.
As a participant you will have the opportunity to:
- Revisit FMCH Vision 2030
- Promote Advocacy Efforts for Primary Care
- Provide Faculty Development
- Build a Culture of Mentorship
In follow up of our strategic planning last year, we have identified two areas to expand upon this year. As we develop our role as leaders in Family Medicine across the state, we will explore legislative advocacy activities. Additionally, we will launch our new department mentorship program. Breakout sessions in the afternoon will include areas of continuing medical education as listed below:
- Belonging –Restorative Justice
- MCH – Shoulder Dystocia
- Epic Mastery Workshop (Laptops required)
- Educational Scholarship
- Medical Humanities
- Advocacy, Legislative Action
Lunch and Registration will open at 12:00 noon with the formal program commencing at 1:00pm. Lunch topics will be available to gather to discuss areas of interest. The retreat will conclude with an hors d'oeuvre, networking reception and cash bar with musical entertainment from 5:00 – 6:30pm.Here is the agenda. Please Register Here. We hope to see you there!