Monthly Newsletters

Newsletter – January 2017

Posted on January 6, 2017 in Monthly Newsletters

Newsletter – January 2017

Happy New Year! One thing is certain in this New Year, and that’s change.  This year one of the changes will be the evolving faculty roles.  I’ve written before about round pegs in round holes – meaning all the faculty were family physicians at one site and they all did the same work – clinic, precepting residents, OB and Medicine call in the hospital, and curricular work.  Any physician could fill for another physician. Historically we also had one behavioralist – for about 20+ years, and at one site.  Over time this evolved to...

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Newsletter November 2016

Posted on November 3, 2016 in Monthly Newsletters

Newsletter November 2016

Each year I give an annual update to our medical staff. I cover some of the highlights of our past year, and a preview of changes for next year. Here is a synopsis of what I’ll present. Our residency program is going strong, with full accreditation from the ACGME and, new this year, Osteopathic Recognition. At this point in time we have trained and graduated 138 physicians. One core areas of service include our inpatient family medicine service, which provides equal coverage to both Regional and Memorial, as well as caring for our patient at...

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Newsletter October 2016

Posted on October 10, 2016 in Monthly Newsletters

Newsletter October 2016

The benefits of being an educational organization are sometimes surprising. Certainly we produce new physicians, train other health professionals, and benefit from the increased access to care these trainees provide. But we, the clinic community, benefit in other ways. To teach others, we must be on our game. And virtually every day I learn something new from our residents and students. But there are other, more intangible benefits. For example, our learners often go above and beyond to help our patients and our broader community. Jie Casey,...

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