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AAFP Foundation Offers Scholarships to National Conference

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students (National Conference) will take place Thursday-Saturday, July 30–August 1, in Kansas City, MO. Past attendees consistently rate this event as an invaluable opportunity because of the practical sessions, networking, and chance to learn more about family medicine.

The AAFP Foundation is offering 250 Family Medicine Leads Scholarships (FML Scholarships) to assist students and residents in attending National Conference. This financial assistance, valued at $600 per scholarship, helps offset expenses such as registration, travel, lodging, and meals. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 29.

Information regarding scholarship eligibility and application requirements can be found on the AAFP website. If you have specific questions about National Conference or the FML Scholarships, please contact Rachel Larsen or call 800.274.2237, ext. 6369.

Welcome to Family Medicine, M4 Medical Students!

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians would like to congratulate all medical students on a successful Match Day held on March 20th. Although celebrations were different this year, we hope that everyone was able to find a way to share the excitement with their friends and family!

We heard from Monica Newton, DO, Residency Program Director at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Family Medicine Residency Program as they welcome their first class of 12 Family Medicine residents… Congratulations to NGMC-FMRP and their incoming residents!

2020 Match Day by the numbers (according to the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®):

  • 40,084 applicants submitted program choices, with 37,256 total positions offered
  • Family medicine offered 4,685 positions, 557 more than 2019 and 13.7% of positions offered overall
  • 4,335 medical students and graduates matched to family medicine residency programs in the NRMP Match: an increase of 487 from 2019

Read more about the Match on the American Academy of Family Physicians website. Also, be sure to check out the America Needs more Family Medicine: 25X2030 Collaborative, which is calling for 25% of all U.S. medical school seniors and graduates to match into family medicine by the year 2030.

Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Awards Dolapo Babalola, MD, FAAFP, its 2019 Family Medicine Educator of the Year Award

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) awarded Dolapo Babalola, MD, FAAFP its 2019 Family Medicine Educator of the Year, for her exceptional influence on medical students and residents as faculty at Morehouse School of Medicine.

Dr. Babalola is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and the Director of Medical Education and Rural Health at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.

Dr. Babalola has led many innovative efforts, including the Family Medicine Sub-Internship Selective Curriculum both structurally and educationally for the fourth-year medical students to promote primary care. She volunteers in the free student run clinic where she supervises and teaches students as they provide medical care for underserved and uninsured populations. She continues to develop new curricula and initiatives for medical students which includes; mid-clerkship evaluation meetings, group clinical skill sessions and National Board of Medical Examiners Subject examination prep review.

Dr. Babalola received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Guyana School of Medicine, in Guyana. She completed Postgraduate Training at Morehouse School of Medicine and a fellowship in the Department of Family Medicine Faculty Development and Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Babalola has received the following awards; Grady Community Teacher’s Award, Outstanding Family Medicine Educator by the Morehouse Student Government Association. She was the 2nd place recipient for the Morehouse Faculty Teaching Competition and she was the 2018 GAFP Research Poster Award winner in the Practicing physician category at Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Annual Meeting.

Dr. Babalola embodies the true definition of an effective educator in Family Medicine. She is an emerging leader and we look forward to supporting her in her pursuit of being a lifelong educator.

Dr. Babalola will be among a group of four individuals honored by GAFP at the Annual Fall CME meeting in November.

 

CALL FOR POSTERS: Submission Deadline September 6, 2019 (NO EXCEPTIONS)

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is seeking submissions for the Annual Research Poster Presentation to be held Friday, November 15, 2019, during the GAFP’s Family Medicine Weekend. In addition, GAFP is partnering with the Georgia Primary Care Association seeking submissions for community-based abstracts for the GPCA Annual Meeting, October 11, 2019.

Criteria/Who Can Participate:

Submissions from Pathway to Medical School Pre-med students, and GAFP members who are medical students, residents and practicing physicians/fellows are welcome.

Posters presented may be research results, case reports, summer projects, or educational projects. Posters may address any topic relevant to family medicine. Submissions must be of original work not yet published or presented at regional or national meetings and completed. Concurrent (2019) submissions to other conferences such as the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) and Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) are encouraged. Medical student projects previously presented at medical schools or on student “Research Days” are accepted.

How to Submit Proposal:

Application Form:   One application form should be completed for each abstract and poster submission. Please indicate on the entry form the primary presenter (the on-site person) and please indicate if an advisor or coordinator was involved in the completion of the research poster, and the extent of their participation.

Abstract:   One copy of the abstract should be submitted with an electronic copy of your poster. The abstract should be no longer than 250 words.

Poster: A one-page copy of the poster display (e.g., created in PowerPoint, Photoshop, Publisher, or Canva etc. and saved both in its original form and as a PDF).

Submit to GAFP:   Submit application form, abstract, and electronic copy of your poster to Felicia Kenan, at fkenan@gafp.org by September 6, 2019.

Presenter Schedule:

October 11, 2019: GPCA Annual Meeting, The Hotel at Avalon, 9000 Avalon Blvd, Alpharetta, GA. 30009 (Research that’s Beneficial to the Community for more information contact Theresa Jacobs, MD trjacobs@yahoo.com)

November 15, 2019: GAFP Family Medicine Weekend, Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort – Stone Mountain, GA, 4021 Lakeview Drive, Stone Mountain, GA  30083.  In addition to displaying their posters electronically, the top submissions from each category (Pre-med students, medical students, residents and practicing physicians/fellows) will be chosen to do a small presentation on the abstract mainstage during the meeting.

Deadlines:

  • September 6, 2019: Abstract submission deadline. Submit applications and abstracts to fkenan@gafp.org.
  • October 14, 2019: Deadline to Notify Submitters of Acceptance
  • October 21, 2019: Deadline to Notify Oral Presenters
  • October 24, 2019: Deadline for Oral Presentation Acceptance/Response
  • November 7, 2019: Deadline to Submit Electronic Poster to fkenan@gafp.org

Download a PDF of the proposal guidelines here

Georgia Unites at the 2019 AAFP National Conference

The three-day National Conference of Family Medicine residents and medical students in Kansas City, Missouri., featured workshops, social and networking events, an expo hall featuring hundreds of family medicine residencies, and resident and student congresses. Early numbers show the AAFP hosted some 5,159 people on July 25-27, including 1,893 medical students and 1,282 residents.

A total of 99 active medical students and residents from around the state of Georgia were in attendance along with the following Georgia state residency programs: WellStar Atlanta Medical Center FMRP, Columbus FMRP, Emory FMRP, Augusta University Medical College of GA FMRP, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Floyd FMRP, Savannah FMRP Memorial Medical Center, Northeast Georgia FMRP, Gwinnett Medical Center FMRP, Houston FMRP, and WellStar Kennestone FMRP.

The GAFP had representation in both the resident and student categories. Dr. Chivon Stubbs from the Morehouse Family Medicine Residency Program at Morehouse Healthcare Comprehensive Family Healthcare Center in Atlanta served as our resident delegate and Dr. Jemese Richards-Boyd from WellStar Atlanta Medical Center in Atlanta served as our alternate. Sun Hee Shin “Sunny” and Carley Borrelli, both from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta served as our student delegate and alternate student respectively.

GAFP student delegate, to Sun Hee “Sunny” Shin said, “I learned so much from the AAFP national conference and felt honored to represent Georgia as the student chapter delegate”

2019 Highlights

Yes, Ma’am (Mothers Advancing in Academic Medicine), I Can Do It All! Panel

  • Another event that occurred at the AAFP National Conference was the Yes, Ma’am (Mothers Advancing in Academic Medicine), I Can Do It All: An Interactive Panel Discussion. GAFP Member Amy Bailey, MD was among a panel of academic family physicians in various career and life stages who shared their stories of motherhood and medicine, including traditional and nontraditional paths.

Amy Bailey, MD (seated left) during the panel discussion on “Yes, Ma’am (Mothers Advancing in Academic Medicine), I Can Do It All!”

Khaja Kamal Mohiuddin, MD PGY-1 HCA Memorial Health FMRP (left) and Kristen Kettelhut, MD PGY-3 Piedmont Columbus Regional FMRP (right) pose with their red candidate buttons

GAFP Student Delegate Sun Hee Shin “Sunny” (left) with alternate Carley Borrelli (right) during the student congress activities

George Brown, MD, Program Director at WellStar AMC Residency Program (left) with residents from his program

Northeast Georgia Health Systems FMRP Program Director (left), Monica Newton, DO with faculty members Jody Brahmiller, MD (middle) and Amy Baily, MD (right)

Georgia Academy of Family Physicians: 2019 Student Award Winners

Georgia Academy of Family Physicians

2019 Student Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2019 recipients of the T. A. Sappington Award. This prestigious award is given to student members who have demonstrated their commitment to family medicine by choosing to attend a Georgia Family Medicine Residency Program.  We had a strong year with many of our graduates electing to remain in Georgia for residency.

This year we recognize:

Mr. Michael Land, a student from Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM), Macon Campus, was nominated by Drs. Monique Davis-Smith, Program Director and Department Chair, Harry S. Strothers. He has been accepted and enrolled in Medical Center Navicent Health Family Medicine Residency Program.  Michael is the first student from the MUSM Macon campus to graduate in three years through the Accelerated Track Program and enter into the MCNH Family Medicine Residency. His other student activities include the Diversity in Medicine Interest Group-where he served as Treasurer; President, Genders and Sexuality Alliance, Treasurer of the Family Medicine Interest Group; President of the Kappa Mu Alumni Association (Honorary Society for college band members); and a member of the University of Georgia Alumni Pep Band.

Ms. Macy McNair, a student from Morehouse School of Medicine, was nominated by Dr. Dolapo Babalola.  She has been accepted into the Morehouse School of Medicine Residency Program.  Macy was very active during her medical school career at Morehouse.  She served as the Student Government Association President for the Class of 2019 and was the FMIG 1st and 3rd year liaison as well as an FMIG Ambassador.  She also proudly served as a Student Director of the GAFP’s Board of Directors.  Ms. McNair is known for greeting people with a bright smile and always offering a helping hand to students, administrators and faculty/staff.

Mr. Joseph Coppiano, a student from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, was nominated by Dr. David Kreigel.  Joseph served as Academic House Senator and was Education and Advocacy chair for the Latinio Medical School Association. He also served as the clinic supplies and lab coordinator for the student run free clinic, Clinica Latina.  His outgoing and friendly personality made it easy to see that Joseph cares about people and enjoyed being helpful to his fellow medical students, faculty, and patients.  He has served on several committees during his medical school tenure of particular note was his work with the tissue and MSK system module and the Augusta University High School Academy.  He has been active in GAFP activities since 2017 and plans to continue his involvement as a resident at the Medical College of Georgia Augusta University Family Medicine Residency Program.

Ms. Jordan Moss, a student from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) Georgia was nominated by Dr. Michael Sampson and has been accepted into the Floyd Family Medicine Residency Program in Rome.  Ms. Moss was very active during her medical school career at PCOM where she served as the President of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians chapter.  She is dedicated to practicing primary care in underserved areas with a focus on preventative medicine in adolescents and other at-risk populations.

Family Medicine Leads Scholarships for National Conference

Send your FMIG leaders to the AAFP National Conference July 25 – July 27, 2019, Kansas City, MO to sharpen their FMIG leadership skills. The AAFP will offer multiple programs for new and seasoned FMIG leaders in addition to the rest of the amazing programming and networking at the conference. Students can apply for a scholarship to attend by May 1!

If you have questions about any National Conference scholarship, email Rachel Larsen at rlarsen@aafp.org  or call (800) 274-2237, ext. 6369.

Nominate a Colleague for a GAFP Award – Deadline is April 12th

To My Colleagues:

It’s award nomination season and we’d like you to think about honoring a fellow Georgia family physician, or a deserving student or resident in your program. Please help me and the rest of your Georgia family physicians in recognizing exemplary service to the profession of family medicine and contributions to our State, by nominating someone for one of the following awards:

Awards Deadline To Submit Nominations
Family Medicine Resident of the Year April 12, 2019
Keith Ellis Resident Scholarship April 12, 2019
T.A. Sappington, MD Award April 12, 2019
Family Medicine Community and Volunteer Services Award May 3, 2019
Georgia Family Physician of The Year May 3, 2019
Family Medicine Educator of The Year May 3, 2019

The Membership Committee will nominate a slate to be approved by the Board of Directors, and presentation of the awards will be held during the 2019 GAFP Annual Meeting in November.

Many noteworthy colleagues may not have been considered for an award because they were not nominated.  To download an electronic copy of the awards nomination package go to http://www.gafp.org/awards.asp.  Please complete the nomination form and return it via email to Angela Flanigan at aflanigan@gafp.org, or by fax (404) 321-7450.

The awards nomination package includes the awards and criteria, nomination forms and a list of past winners of each award.

If you have questions, please contact Angela Flanigan at 1-800-392-3841 or aflanigan@gafp.org.

Sincerely,

Donald L. Fordham, MD, FAAFP

President, Georgia Academy of Family Physicians

The Annual Georgia Medical Student Family Medicine Day a Great Success!

Thirty-five medical students from Georgia attended the Annual Family Medicine Day in Athens on Saturday, March 2nd. The much-anticipated event brought together medical students, residents, and residency programs from across Georgia. It was a day packed with inspiration, clinical skills development, and connection building. The Georgia Academy would like to thank everyone for their participation this year, and most importantly, the Georgia residency programs and faculty for their continued support and participation in our residency fair.

Yasir Anzar (M4) says “It was one of the best experiences I have ever had in any conference of such nature. Not overly crowded, very professional staff, great food, fantastic environment and, not to mention, a stipend for medical students. I hope GAFP maintains this level of excellence in the future.”

Keshia Parker (M2) says “The conference was great! I learned a lot about the opportunities in Georgia and was able to make some great connections.”

For more information, updates and photos visit www.gafp.org/members/students/.