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The Faces in Family Medicine (FIFM) mentorship program deadline to accept applications is Friday, Sept. 27. This program provides medical and pre-med students the opportunity to see the many faces of family medicine through group mentoring activities and one-on-one mentoring.
Student online application
Mentor online application
- Junior and Senior pre-med students at the University of Kansas
- First- and second- year medical students at KUMC Kansas City and Salina
Mentors will be paired with students to mentor throughout the academic year; they can communicate as much or as little as they wish, a minimum of four contacts is expected. KAFP will provide monthly “conversation starter” topics to keep communication engaging. Volunteers spend approximately one hour per month corresponding with their student(s). Group mentoring activities will be scheduled for each campus, more to come on those activities!
- All practicing KAFP members, residents included
The ultimate goal is to expose students to the many different, energetic, vibrant, and authentic faces of family medicine, and promote the selection of family medicine as their specialty. Show your face in family medicine, volunteer to be a mentor!
The AAFP Congress of Delegates (COD) meets this week to develop and set policy for the Academy and to elect its officers and the Board of Directors. Use #AAFPCOD on Twitter and Instagram to follow all COD debates, hear exciting announcements and to engage in the conversation with other members. http://ow.ly/5B3W50wfLpD
Your Kansas delegation is supporting you well! Many thanks to Jen Brull, MD, FAAFP (Delegate), Doug Gruenbacher, MD (Delegate), Lynn Fisher, MD, FAAFP (Alternate Delegate) Diane Steere, MD (Alternate Delegate).
Family Medicine Experience (FMX) is AAFP’s Annual Conference, September 24-28, 2019. KAFP member Denise Zwahlen, MD will co-present Pneumococcal Immunization Practice on Saturday, Sept. 28.
Kansas has some of the best family doctors! Help us showcase the great work of our members by nominating an outstanding family physician you know. Previous Family Physician of the Year winners include: Drs. John Eplee (2019), Michael Machen (2018), Jerry Niernberger (2017), Charles Allred (2016), Rick Kellerman (2015).
View all past recipients.
The deadline for submission of 2020 nominees is December 31, 2019. KAFP is seeking nominations for the following awards:
Kansas Family Physician of the Year: This is the highest recognition KAFP awards annually. Through it, KAFP recognizes involvement in community affairs and activities that enhance the quality of life of the community. Past recipients are ineligible, view past recipients.
Kansas Exemplary Teaching (two categories: full-time/part-time and volunteer): Through these annual awards KAFP recognizes members with exemplary teaching skills, who have implemented educational programs and/or developed innovative teaching models. Past recipients are ineligible, view past recipients.
Kansas Humanitarian Award: This award recognizes extraordinary and enduring humanitarian efforts. Past recipients are ineligible, view past recipients.
Do you know a Kansas family physician deserving of any of these honors? KAFP wants to hear from you!
Fall is here! Take the opportunity to participate in the Let’s Move, Kansas run/walk this fall.
Join us on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Sedgwick County Park in Wichita. All proceeds benefit the KAFP-Foundation.
Children / Youth 17 & under:
- 5 Mile Walk: $20 for all participants 17 and under
- 5K timed race: Adult pricing applies for participants 17 and under
Don’t forget that when you join or create a team for Let’s Move, Kansas – you automatically receive $3.00 off your registration! Visit www.LetsMoveKansas.com to see a listing of teams to join! It is a great way to support the Foundation’s programs for residents and students while living a healthy lifestyle and sharing a great day with your friends, family and colleagues!
- September 14 – October 4: $40
- October 5 – October 11: $45
- October 19 Register Onsite: $50
Residents and medical students can use the discount code STURES19 for an additional $5.00 off.
Thank you to our 2019 sponsors:
Presenting sponsor, KU School of Medicine-Wichita
Media sponsor, KMUW Wichita 89.1
Platinum sponsors, Grene Vision Group and Wichita Surgical Specialists
Gold sponsor, Advanced Physical Therapy, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, Premier Property Management and West Wichita Family Physicians, PA
Silver sponsor, Aledade, Southcentral Pathology Laboratory, P.A., Wichita Urology
Bronze sponsors, Post Rock Family Medicine and Wichita Marriott
If you cannot participate in the race on October 19, the KAFP-Foundation would greatly appreciate a donation to support residents and students. Give today. The mission of the KAFP-Foundation is to promote the philosophy of family medicine, research and education of Kansas family physicians.
The Medicare Plan Finder, the most used tool on Medicare.gov, allows users to shop and compare Medicare Advantage and Part D plans. The updated Medicare Plan Finder provides a personalized experience through a mobile friendly and easy-to-read design that will help users learn about different options and select coverage that best meets their health needs. The new Plan Finder walks users through the Medicare Advantage and Part D enrollment process from start to finish and allows people to view and compare many of the supplemental benefits that Medicare Advantage plans offer. Please share this webinar opportunity with your patients and staff.
New Open Enrollment 2019 Plan Finder Preview and Walk-Through Webinar
Monday, September 30, 2019
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Access Information for both webinars:
1. Please call the following number: 1-877-267-1577
2. Follow the instructions you hear on the phone.
3. Enter Meeting Number: 999 693 113#
4. To join this meeting online and view demonstration, go to https://meetings.cms.gov/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=a303533006f6faf9a0803b0ba25739ff
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