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january 2017

Happy New Year …. 2017 brings new challenges for our profession, our health care system and our patients, but the CAFP is here to support you and keep up the fight for the highest quality health care for all.

Registration is Open for the 2017 CAFP Procedure Workshop!

Mark Your Calendar for February 18, 2017 - UC Irvine
This workshop is a chance for medical students to get hands-on experience and clinical skills training in some of the common procedures encountered in a typical family medicine practice, including:

• Musculoskeletal Exams
• Joint injections
• Pap smears
• IUD insertion
• Dermoscopy
• EKG interpretation
• Suturing
• ... and more!


The event is on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, UC Irvine, Medical Education Building, 836 Health Sciences Road, Irvine, CA 92697. Sessions feature family medicine faculty, fellows, and residents from across the Southern California region. A light breakfast and box lunch will be provided for attendees. Faculty from programs all over Southern California will be represented!


Registration is $5. Parking is $10.00 for med student attendees (carpooling is highly encouraged). Space is limited -- So register now! We hope you can join us!



Scholarship Available for the CAFP's All Member Advocacy Meeting

Join Us March 4-6, 2017 in Sacramento!

The CAFP’s All Member Advocacy Meeting is your chance to learn about the issues facing family physicians and their patients … in Sacramento and D.C. You’ll spend the weekend with active family physicians, FM residents and students, meeting CAFP leadership, hearing about challenges to the Affordable Care Act, honing advocacy and leadership skills, and networking with colleagues. Monday, March 6, is Family Medicine Lobby Day – when we hit the Capitol for appointments with our legislators and their staffs. Your appointments are arranged for you and you’ll be paired with family physicians in your district.


“… I was empowered. I was encouraged. I feel ever more optimistic about the future of medicine and the delivery of primary health care and preventive health services to our patients.” – Jerry Abraham, MD, MPH, 2016 scholarship winner.


The CAFP Foundation has increased the number of scholarships available this year – apply today!

The deadline for submissions is February 1; winners will be notified by February 6, so they can make travel arrangements.

Click here for more information on the AMAM.

FM Resident Poster Contest Deadline Ends

The CAFP-Foundation FM Resident Poster Contest abstract submission deadline was January 10, and we’re thrilled to announce we received more than two dozen abstracts for research or case-based posters. The abstracts are being reviewed by members of the Foundation Board of Trustees and CAFP Medical Student and Resident Affairs Committee. At least 20 abstracts will move on to the next phase – full poster review, and be invited to present at the CAFP Family Medicine Clinical Forum, April 8-9, 2017 in San Francisco. Ten posters will be selected for presentation on the main stage! Miss this year’s deadline? Consider submitting for the 2018 contest – these posters fulfill part of the scholarly work requirements of residency and are your opportunity to share your work with your colleagues around the state. Watch this newsletter for announcement of the 2017 winners.

It's Not Too Early to Think About the National Conference for FM Residents and Students

The NCRS is July 27-29, 2017 in Kansas City. The conference brings together 2,000+ medical students and residents for three days of policy making, education and networking. CAFP’s own Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald is the Resident Co-Convener. CAFP-Foundation will host its annual California reception on Friday evening and will also provide 12 scholarships for the NCRS participation; the application for the scholarships opens March 1, 2017.

Finally, Mark Your Calendar: The 2017 Family Medicine Summit Has Been Scheduled

We’ll meet this year on Saturday, September 9, at Los Angeles Airport hotel. The day will include tracks for students and residents, a keynote address, networking lunch, LARC workshop and the very popular Residency Fair. Registration begins June 1.

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