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Spread the word that the Faces in Family Medicine (FIFM) mentorship program is now accepting applications. 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 FHSU & PSU
- First and Second year medical students at KUMC Kansas City & 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!
Learn how Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) can help you screen and intervene for opioid, alcohol and other drug misuse. Visit www.sbirt.care.
Fall is here! Celebrate the beginning of fall with a special $5 off registration using code FALL5. Gather your family and friends and join us on October 20 for Let’s Move, Kansas.
Let's Move, Kansas
Saturday, October 20; 8:30 a.m.
Sedgwick County Park, Wichita, KS
Swag bag, race t-shirt, and pancake breakfast included with registration. Choose one of these special offers when you register!
Let's Move, Kansas aims to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for all Kansans. All proceeds from this event go to the KAFP-Foundation to support many programs and scholarships for Kansas family medicine residents and medical students.
- NEW! Fall discount: Use code FALL5 for $5 off + join a team for an automatic $3 off; up to $8 off!
- Students & Residents: Use code STURES18 for $5 off + join a team for an automatic $3 off; up to $8 off!
- 2017 Repeat Runners & Walkers: Use code 17OFF for 17% off + join a team for an automatic $3 off; $9.29 off!
For pricing and registration, visit our website.
Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, KU School of Medicine-Wichita!
Join us for the fourth session in the RISE Webinar Series on Wednesday, October 24 from 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Drs. Melissa Rosso (Manhattan) and Beth Oller (Stockton) who will present Prevent Burnout & Build Resilience in Practice: Two Kansas Case Studies.*
Sign up today!
There is no charge for the RISE Webinar Series. Registration is required to receive log-in information.
The RISE program is a wellness initiative of KAFP designed to help Kansas family physicians RISE above burnout. RISE resources include:
RISE: Restore, Invigorate, Strengthen, Energize.
*This Live series activity, KAFP RISE Webinar Series, from 01/31/2018 – 10/24/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Each webinar is approved for 0.5 AAFP Prescribed credits. KAFP will submit CME earned for members who participate in live webinars.
There is a free Buprenorphine Waiver Training for physicians on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 in Wichita. Click here for online registration.
This seminar will specifically focus on buprenorphine in an office-based setting for the treatment of opioid use disorder. The standard PCSS curriculum will be used, which will qualify attendees for the first half of training to receive the DATA 2000 waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. The target audience includes substance use treatment providers, medical providers, students in the health professions, and anyone else professionally involved in substance use treatment.
Don't miss this HPV Vaccination Cancer Prevention educational event on October 17!
HPV Vaccination Cancer Prevention
October 17, 2018 | 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
KU School of Medicine-Wichita, Sunflower Room
Online registration available at KU AHEC
Featured speakers include Gretchen Homan, MD and Kari Harris, MD. Unable to attend? You can join via webinar! For more information call KU Medical Center Area Health Education Center at 620-235-4040.
There is no cost to attend this event; but registration is required. Registration deadline is noon, Oct. 10, 2018.
You are invited to attend the Mid America Immunization Coalition’s Immunization (MAIC) Symposium on October 26 at Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City. Register by Friday, September 28 for the early bird rate. For more information, download the meeting brochure.
Registration fee: $65 by September 28 or $75 September 29 – October 19
Register online at www.mchc.net
- Identify effective communication strategies to talk with patients and families about vaccine importance and safety.
- Discuss resources or talking points about vaccines that will decrease missed opportunities or misconceptions related to vaccines.
- With HPV vaccination rates being the lowest in the country, learn to advocate for the patient when vaccines are needed.
KAFP Members: Please read the following letter from a KUSM-W student asking for you to complete a short survey. Your help is much appreciated!
My name is Valerie Binns. I am a medical student at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. I am recruiting family medicine physicians in Kansas to complete a survey regarding their experiences with cancer-focused genetic testing. Participation involves completing a survey that will take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. The survey will be open until October 1, 2018. No identifiable information will be collected about you, and the survey is anonymous.
Survey: Experiences of family medicine physicians regarding cancer-focused genetic testing
There are no personal benefits and minimal risks to participating in this study. Participation is voluntary, and you can stop taking the survey at any time.
If you have any questions, please contact my research supervisor, Elizabeth Ablah, PhD, MPH at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the rights of research participants, you may contact the KUMC Institutional Review Board (IRB) at (316) 293-2610.
MD Candidate, Class of 2021
University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita
Smoking rates are significantly higher in people with mental health or substance use disorders, leading to higher rates of smoking-related health problems and deaths. Incorporating smoking cessation into mental health and addiction treatment has become increasingly important, and most treatment and medical care facilities are now required to be smoke free. This webinar by the American Psychological Association will show how to best implement smoke-free policies that not only comply with legal and policy mandates but also therapeutically benefit your patients.
Getting to Smoke-Free: Effective strategies to implement smoking cessation in behavioral health treatment
Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm CT
KS Head Start Assoc
This fall brings two Parent Health Literacy training opportunities. This training is appropriate for any staff who work directly with parents/patients, supervisors and program directors.
The training is free. Three CEUs are available for $15.
Attendees will receive the resources needed to teach parents how to use the "What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick" book using effective, evidence based teaching methods. The KHSA Parent Health Literacy project partners with agencies, medical providers, schools and human services organizations who serve families with young children to provide this important health literacy resource. Visit the KHSA website or call 785-856-3132 for further information about the Parent Health Literacy Project.
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