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Funding for students & residents at National Conference

NYSAFP will provide financial support ($500) for five (5) residents and five (5) students from New York to attend the National Conference of Residents and Medical Students in Kansas City.
 
Complete the application by Wednesday, May 30, winners will be notified by June 6.
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Institute for International Medicine courses

 

Institute for International Medicine courses

Concern over health in the world's poorest communities is heartwarming. Yet, healthcare personnel often discover they are ill prepared for the unique challenges. INMED Courses supply the essential knowledge and skills.

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10x10 with New York State Academy of Family Physicians

February 28, 2018 to June 13, 2018
School: 
New York State Academy of Family Physicians and Oregon Health and Sciences University
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Online Course
$2,395
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46.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ available.

About the NYSAFP

The New York State Academy of Family Physicians (NYSAFP) is the New York State Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians. It was incorporated on June 3, 1948 as the New York State Academy of General Practice. The Academy has promoted family practice among medical students and has worked to enhance and improve the quality and stature of family medicine. NYSAFP has been a consistent and uncompromising advocate for patients in the public policy arena and has worked successfully for the development of family medicine at medical schools and hospitals throughout New York State. NYSAFP has developed programs for the clinical and leadership development of residents and young family physicians, and many of today’s leaders in family medicine are products of the numerous initiatives that NYSAFP has created and promoted over the years.

NYSAFP is governed by a Congress of Delegates, which meets in June and by a board of directors which implements policies established by the Congress. Six standing commissions assist the board: Advocacy, Education, Leadership, Membership, Operations and Public Health.

10x10 Program Goal

The goal of the AMIA-OHSU 10x10 program is to provide a detailed overview of biomedical and health informatics to those who will work at the interface of healthcare and information technology. The course also aims to provide an entry point for those wishing further study (and career development) in the field. It provides a broad understanding of the field from the vantage point of those who implement, lead, and develop IT solutions for improving health, healthcare, public health, and biomedical research. It provides up-to-date details on current events in the field, including the "meaningful use" of electronic health records specified by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA, also known as the US economic stimulus package).

The 10x10 program aims to provide introductory training to build the workforce that will enable information technology to improve the quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare and public health. Since the program was launched in 2005, over 2,400 people, mostly from the US but also from a variety of international locations, have completed the course. About 20% of those graduating have gone on to advanced study in the field.

This 10x10 offering is tailored to members of the NYSAFP and other family physicians and its content is geared to Family Medicine.  It culminates in an in-person session at the 2018 NYSAFP Congress of Delegates meeting in Troy, NY.

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High School Scholarship

This $1000 scholarship is open to high school seniors who are considering a career in family medicine. The application must include a statement of why you would like to pursue family medicine, a letter of recommendation, a copy of your high school transcript and a nomination letter from an active member of NYSAFP. Applications are due April 30. We will notify the applicant by May 15. 

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Family Physician of the Year Nominations Open

 

Individuals are encouraged to send letters of nomination to the New York State Academy describing why their family physician should receive the Family Physician of the Year Award. This allows patients to recognize the excellent services provided to them by their family physician.
The Family Physician of the Year for New York will also be nominated for the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Family Physician of the Year Award. The physician for New York State will be honored during the NYSAFP Annual Meeting June 23, 2018.

Nomination letters should be received by APRIL 13

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Family Educator of the Year Nominations Open

In 1991, the New York State Academy of Family Physicians established an award for excellence in family practice education. This award is known as the Family Practice Educator of the Year Award and is given annually to recognize excellence in education. Several years ago we started including Volunteer Educators.
The nominees must be active members of the NYSAFP and should be involved in teaching activities at the student level, resident level or continuing medical education of family physicians. Please fill out the following form submitting names of people you feel will be deserving of this award by April 13. The award will be presented at the Congress of Delegates of the NYSAFP June 23, 2018.
 

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AAFP Board Candidate

The American Academy of Family Physician's Congress (COD) elects new officers to serve on the Board of Directors for the following 12 months. COD will take place October 8-10, 2018 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, LA. 
Read here about NY's candidate, Dr. Tochi Iroku-Malize
 

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Office Visit Protocols for your Patients’ 6 Most Prevalent Medical Conditions:

Office Visit Protocols for your Patients’ 6 Most Prevalent  Medical Conditions:

  1. Weight Loss Screening and Counseling: For Doctors  |  For Patients
  2. Tobacco Cessation
  3. Depression Screening and Counseling
  4. General Anxiety Disorder
  5.  Alcohol Abuse Screening and Counseling
  6.  Drug Abuse Screening and Counseling

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