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Postconference Workshops

Friday, May 7; 10 am–2 pm CT

PC1: Taking the Next Step in Scholarly Work: Developing Skills to Move from Ideas to Publications  

Jacob Prunuske, MD, MSPH; Julie Phillips, MD, MPH; Sarina Schrager, MD, MS; Andrea Wendling, MD; Sumi Sexton, MD; Christopher Morley, PhD, MA; Amy Lee, MD

Family medicine educators, faculty, residents, and students seek academic publications but sometimes get stuck along the way. During this workshop, experienced writers, researchers, and editors of leading academic family medicine journals will work with participants to build the mindset and skills necessary to translate ideas into projects and move projects toward publication This preconference workshop will include dedicated networking time, guided small group work, interactive didactic presentations, a panel discussion, and opportunities for individual feedback, questions, and answers. Participants at all career stages are welcome and should expect to leave with clearly defined next steps to move their scholarly ideas forward.

Learning Objectives:
On completion of this session the participants should be able to...

  • Network to identify opportunities to become a contributing member of a research and writing team and describe the roles of various team members.
  • Describe the developmental stages of publication and identify and overcome barriers to progression at each stage.
  • Develop and strengthen their professional identity as a scholar and writer.

(Additional Fee: $100)


PC2:  Medication Abortion: Develop The Skills And Tools To Implement And Teach Medication Abortion In The Family Medicine Setting 

Jennifer Amico, MD, MPH; Sarah McNeil, MD; Linda Prine, MD; Casandra Cashman, MD; Cresandra Corbin, MD; Sarah Marshall, MD; Payal Patel, MD; Nicole Chaisson, MD, MPH

Abortion is common, extremely safe, often requested, and within the scope of family medicine. Approximately half of early abortions in the US are medication abortions. Providing and teaching medication abortion draws upon skills that are already elements of full-spectrum family medicine training and practice, and needs no special equipment or space. Offering medication abortion in primary care settings can increase the diversity of providers who offer this service while simultaneously expanding services to patients and communities who may have previously had difficulty obtaining abortion care. This session will include small and large group discussions of clinical vignettes, to allow participants to explore the role of including a race-equity lens for implementing medication abortion care and teaching in family medicine residency programs. A diverse group of faculty from multiple geographic and professional settings will facilitate the discussions. By the end of the session, participants will have the tools needed to implement, teach, and safely provide medication abortion in residency clinics and community health centers, as well as be able to identify resources for navigating the barriers to implementation of this care.

Learning Objectives:
On completion of this session the participants should be able to...

  • Describe how integrating abortion services into a family medicine teaching practice can address racial and social inequities in access, especially in restricted states
  • Describe what elements of the history and visit are essential when providing a medication abortion within a family medicine teaching practice
  • Describe the steps in implementing medication abortion care within a residency practice.

No Additional Fee; Supported in part by RHEDI; Participant Limit: 70.


PC3: Teaching OMM: The Fundamentals For Allopathic And Osteopathic Learners

Sarah James, DO; Taisei Suzuki, DO, MIPH; Priscilla Tu, DO  

This session will focus on understanding components of osteopathic education and osteopathic manipulation treatment (OMT) within residency programs. Content is based on the 20+ year history of the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s curriculum for osteopathic and allopathic residents, further developed with national experts in this topic to create a set of strategies for effective teaching for each type of learner. Osteopathic medical students have been extensively tested in their competency to perform OMT by virtue of their education but may not have had much real-time clinical application. Allopathic residents need to be taught the foundational concepts of Osteopathic Practice and Principles (OPP) and OMT and how to put it into practice. Therefore, this program will be woven with teaching concepts for both the osteopathic and allopathic learner. These tested methods should help empower the participant as well as guide the resident through a thought process on confidently incorporating application of OPP and OMT in their regular clinical practice.

Learning Objectives:
On completion of this session the participants should be able to...

  • describe the fundamental principles of osteopathic medicine (ie name the four tenets), components of a structural exam and six osteopathic manipulation techniques
  • to describe the components precepting OMT and documentation/billing effectively
  • develop strategies to improve the education of osteopathic and allopathic residents within their programs

(Additional Fee: $100; Participant Limit: 60)

PC4:  Increasing the Number of URMs in the Workforce: Harnessing Existing Tools and Expanding Our Capacity for Change 

Diana Carvajal, MD, MPH; Kristin Reavis, MD; Krys Foster, MD, MPH; Jose Rodriguez, MD; Judy Washington, MD; Cleveland Piggott, MD, MPH; Lisa Harris, DO; Angela Echiverri, MD, MPH; Kehinde Eniola, MD, MPH; Maria Wusu, MD, MEd; Jennifer Y. Edgoose, MD, MPH  

During the 2019 meeting, there was demonstrated interest in addressing systemic inequities faced by those Underrepresented in Medicine (URM), specifically in Family Medicine, but also in the larger medical community. Recent recommendations by Family Medicine leaders have highlighted the importance of understanding structural racism as a cause of inequity. Anti-racism training, recognition of micro and macroaggressions and the many pressures and ‘taxes’ experienced specifically by URM faculty as well as the need for mentorship across different backgrounds are key to increasing the number of URMs in medicine.

During this session, participants will explore methods to address systemic racism in medicine and to actively improve recruitment, retention, and promotion of URM students, residents, and faculty. We will discuss strategies for recruitment, retention and promotion. Attendees will create specific plans for increasing the number of URMs across the medical pathway at their home institutions and will leave the session with the tools to work toward this goal.

Learning Objectives:
On completion of this session the participants should be able to...

  • Define existing structural barriers to recruitment of a diverse workforce and to articulate strategies for change.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in previous efforts to retain and promote URM physicians in Family Medicine.
  • Identify and use existing tools to actively engage in antic-racism work and workforce diversification efforts and/or to lead such efforts within their own institutions.

(No additional fee: Sponsored by the STFM Foundation - optional suggested donation of $50; Participant Limit: 75)
NOTE: This workshop is Session 1 of a two-part series. Registration will prioritize your spot for Session 2 held virtually on Saturday, July 24.

PC5: Faculty for Tomorrow Workshop for Residents


Timothy Graham, MD, MHPE; Randi Sokol, MD, MPH, MMedEd; Paul Larson, MD, MBA, MS, CPE, DTM&H;  Corey Lyon, DO; Brintha Vasagar, MD, MPH; Grace Shih, MD, MAS

This free workshop, presented by the STFM Graduate Medical Education Committee, is for residents and fellows who are interested in careers in academic family medicine. The workshop will include inspiring stories from academic family medicine leaders, breakout sessions on key teaching and academic skills, an interactive leadership training session, and a session on the nuts and bolts of academic career tracks and promotion. Get the knowledge and skills you need to succeed and thrive as new faculty.

A diverse group of faculty will give behind-the-scenes insights into academic roles in sessions like "What You Might Not Know about Careers in Academic Medicine." Breakout into small groups for career advice and targeted discussion on "Giving Feedback," "Finding Your Job in Academia," and "Success as a New Faculty Member"; then learn how to lead change in every setting in "The Physician as Leader."

Learning Objectives:
On completion of this session the participants should be able to...

  • Describe the personal and professional rewards as well as the challenges that come with being faculty in family medicine
  • Describe practical strategies for success in academia, give effective feedback to learners, and write a winning CV
  • Describe the career and promotional tracks of academic medicine and how to apply for a faculty position

(Sponsored by the STFM Foundation: No additional fee; Participant Limit: 100) 



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