Sept. 17, 2020 | Issue 247
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Government Affairs and Practice Advocacy
State House passes H.R. 625
Yesterday, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives unamimously passed House Resolution 625. The resolution, sponsored by Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin), directs the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a study on the efforts of the state’s medical schools to promote primary care and
incorporate relevant primary care experiences in their programs. The PAFP worked closely with Rep. Schemel and House leadership on getting the resolution introduced and passed. PAFP President Tracey Conti, MD thanked House
members for their support in a statement issued shortly after the vote.
Join PAFP, UPMC online for Virtual CME Conference
The PAFP and UPMC’s joint virtual CME event replaces the Pittsburgh CME event previously scheduled for The Westin. Full participation earns individuals over 17 live CME hours, and each session qualifies for Patient Safety. The event will take place using the OpenWater platform. In the week prior to the event, registrants will receive step-by-step instructions on how to access the platform. The first step will instruct attendees how to verify their email address used to register for the event. After an email address is verified, attendees will have access to view the daily schedule of events and individual sessions. Click here to register today.
Making the shingles vaccine a priority for patients
As you know, Atlantic Health Partners has helped many of our members strengthen their immunization efforts by providing the most favorable vaccine pricing along with great support. In addition, they produce valuable educational articles including this latest one regarding shingles disease, 50 is the New 60 – Making the Shingles Vaccine a Priority for Patients. Contact Jeff or Cindy at Atlantic to see how they can help your practice strengthen its immunization efforts and save on vaccines at 800-741-2044 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residents and Students
Don't miss out on these great opportunities!
PAFP student survey: Students, please take five minutes to tell us what you’re looking for this virtual interview season by completing our online survey for a chance to win a RING LIGHT for virtual interview season!
Mark your calendars and register for these upcoming events:
Family Medicine Education Consortium - virtual conference
Packed agenda of workshops, inspiring plenary speakers, research posters
Virtual residency fair, table topics, networking
Student scholarships available – apply today!
Pa. Primary Care Career Center’s annual Primary Care Career Fairs - virtual!
Oct. 8, Oct. 27
Meet employers and clinical teams from FQHCs, CHCs, rural health centers and other community practices; meet teams that share your values; find a great match!
FREE for residents and medical students! Stay tuned for more details.
Triage Your Finances: Ask the Experts Q&A
Through Oct. 1, the PAFP's friends at Triage MD will field questions about financial best practices from the PAFP Facebook audience. Triage MD will offer advice about investments, student loans, saving strategies, retirement plans, big-ticket purchases, insurance, or anything else you might be wondering (or worrying) about. Click here to join this exciting event!
Welcome New PAFP Members!
- Ballantines Alegre, DO
- Travis Berger, DO
- Rameez Chaviwala, MD
- Nikki Chopra, MD
- Amruta Dutia, MD
- Aamir Hassan, MD
- Swapna Jain, MD
- Adela Magallanes, MD
- Charyl Ovalle, MD
- Premkumar Patel, MD
- Hugh Prentice, DO
- Monica Rezk, DO
- Daniel Ring, MD
- Leah Stem, MD
- Sara Sterling, DO
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