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Looking to spend your summer working in community health in the US or abroad? Consider applying for The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Student Summer Fellowship Program where you can be awarded a grant of $4,000 for a 10-week period.
The Student Summer Fellowship Program offers medical students the opportunity to study cultural competency issues, develop skills to become relationship-centered physicians, and address a public health need in an underserved community or population. Students may choose between a Service Fellowship and a Research Fellowship.
To see examples of past students’ projects and to apply, visit http://humanizingmedicine.org/student-summer-fellowships-in-community-health/
NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program (formerly Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program)The 2014 NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open. The application cycle will close on February 27, 2014, at 7:30 pm, ET. Eligibility is open to registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses (e.g., nurse practitioners) who have qualifying educational loans, and who are dedicated to serving the Nation’s medically underserved populations in health professions shortage area (HPSAs). To sign up, click here.
Hawaii Academy of Family Physicians and its associated foundation invites you to join us for Hawaii Update 2014: Family Physicians, Advocates for All”
Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel in Honolulu February 21 - 23, 2014
To register, visit https://www.regonline.com/hawaiiupdate2014
Keynotes this year include: Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: Advocacy Lessons from a Family Physician , Kimberly Chang, MD, Asian Health Services, and Frank Kiang Medical Center Promoting Population Health : A Means to Health Equity Neal Palafox MD, MPH, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii ACCREDITATION We have applied for up to 20 Prescribed credits from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the AMA as equivalent to AMAPRA Category 1 credit for the AMA Physician Recognition Award.Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada are eligible to receive up to 20 Mainpro-M1 credits for attendance at this meeting due to reciprocal agreement with the AAFP.The American Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners accept CME credits from AAFP approved activities.
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is pleased to announce that the 2014 NHSC Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open. The application cycle will close on March 20th at 7:30 pm ET.
To help ensure that the communities with the greatest need are supported, qualified applicants working in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) with the highest scores as of January 1, 2014, will be given priority. With continued service, NHSC providers may be able to pay off all of their student loans.
The Program is expected to be competitive. On average, it takes a few weeks to complete an application so please encourage applicants to begin the process early. It is suggested that applicants start gathering required documentation as soon as possible.
Technical assistance webcasts and conference calls have been scheduled to address questions. Encourage applicants to mark their calendars for the following webcast and conference calls.
- Webcast: Wed, January 29 at 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. ET
- Conference Call: Wed, February 5 at 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. ET
- Conference Call: Wed, February 12 at 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. ET
Also, please share one of our member story videos which features Sean Boynes, DDS, a current NHSC Loan Repayment Program participant. Dr. Boynes is a dentist practicing at CareSouth Carolina’s Mobile Dental Unit in Society Hill, SC. This will give applicants a unique view into the life of a current NHSC participant.
We appreciate your continued support in helping us to spread the word!
As part of our goal to get the input from individuals and groups on all islands regarding the many resources available to students interested in health careers, Huli Au Ola Area Health Education Center (AHEC) hosted the Roadmap to Health Careers conference on January 10, 2014 . The Conference identifed the current health stake holders who are expanding the pipeline in health career.
The first conference was held in Kona in May 2013 , and conferences are planned for Kaua'i and Maui in the fall of 2014 followed by a statewide meeting on Oahu.Watch video of the 1st Roadmap conference which took place on May 10, 2013 on the island of Hawaii. http://www.naleo.tv/watch/on-demand/ *Be sure to select EDUCATION from the play list in order to watch the 2 part coverage of the Roadmap to Health Careers.
To be eligible for the S2S LRP, applicants must currently be enrolled as a full-time student in their last year of an eligible allopathic or osteopathic degree program at a fully accredited school, and planning to complete an accredited primary medical care residency in an NHSC-approved specialty (internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, psychiatry and geriatrics).
In addition, applicants should be interested in working with underserved communities in high need areas throughout the U.S. or its Territories. The S2S LRP is expected to be competitive, and applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early. On average it takes approximately 3 weeks to complete an application. While several documents will be required to submit a completed application, we would encourage applicants planning to apply to begin obtaining the required loan verification and supplemental documentation, letters of recommendation and an official school transcript. If you any questions, please contact the Customer Care Center at 1-800-221-9393, from Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., ET (except federal holidays).
Please review the 2013 Application and Program Guidance for program details and sign up to be notified when the 2014 application opens.
The program is now on the verge of welcoming its first class of physicians pending a decision on the program’s accreditation, which is expected toward the end of October. Once participants have been recruited and accepted, the first class of four medical residency students would begin in July 2014.
To read more about the program in the Hawaii Tribune Herald, visit the link below.
The Hawaii Welcome Wagon Initiative- Ho'okipa- is a coordinated statewide effort to bring together neighbor island rural community partners involved in the recruitment and retention of Hawai'i's healthcare workforce for the purpose of developing and implementing a plan that welcomes newly arriving healthcare students, applicants and providers to Hawai'i. The goal of the initiative is to increase the health care provider workforce in rural areas of Hawai'i. If you would like to sign up for this service, please sign up now.
NCQA is updating the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) standards and guidelines to reflect current trends in the health care field and place greater emphasis on outcomes measures. The proposed fifth iteration of an NCQA recognition program for primary care practices seeks to increase attention to resource stewardship (e.g. avoiding unnecessary/duplicative testing and services) and hopes to breed a more focused approach to applying resources to the patients that need it most. To aid this aim, revisions also include a streamlined file review.
The revised standards and guidelines further encourage population health management by medical homes and promote integration – whether by co-location or other means – of behavioral health with primary care. As patients have always been at the center of the program, revisions continue to highlight key areas of involvement for patients, their families and caregivers. The proposed updates also enhance applicability of the standards to pediatric practices.
Click on links below to view video: Carl Taylor, JD. : A Physicians Guide to Dealing with Uncertainty
Dr. Nadine Tenn Salle, Dr. Timothy Duerler, Dr. Richard Lee-Ching, Dr. Theresa Wee, Dr. Melinda Menezes, and Dr.Ira Zunin: Happy Doctor Panel: Ways to Optimize Satisfaction and the Bottom Line Introduction of the 2012
View more from the conference, here