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April 16, 2018

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

State Senator Rebecca Millett Receives Maine Chapter, AAP Legislator of the Year Award

At its Spring Conference this past weekend in Freeport, the Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics presented its 2017 Legislator of the Year award to State Senator Rebecca Millett of Cape Elizabeth. Sen. Millett serves on the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee and is Co-chair of the bicameral, bipartisan Children's Caucus.

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No Ticks 4 ME

Lyme disease remains the most common tickborne disease in Maine with 1,769 cases reported in 2017 (preliminary data as of 1/16/18). While ticks can be active at any temperature above freezing, they are most active in warmer months. May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Maine, and we ask you to please help us stress the importance of tick education.

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Hanley Alumni Opportunity

The Hanley Center’s newest leadership development initiative, the Next Level Leadership Seminar Series, focused on Innovation in Leadership is filling up!  This is a fantastic opportunity to gain more depth in your leadership skills, reconnect with the Hanley alumni network and build new relationships.

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Doctors Without Borders Coming to Maine May 1st

On Tuesday May 1, 2018 you are invited to join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for a recruitment information session in Portland, ME. This is your opportunity to meet their recruitment team and learn about how you can join the pool of dedicated aid workers. They are currently recruiting for a variety of medical and non-medical positions. 

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Looking for Help in Paying for Medical School?

 Do you know any Maine resident students seeking funding for medical school? If yes, we hope that you will make the attached Maine Medical Education Foundation Loan Program brochures available to any Maine resident students who have expressed an interest in or are already attending medical school.

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What is "Moderate" Alcohol Consumption?

How much is bad for you? Is any amount good for you?

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MMA Receives Quality Improvement Leadership Award

The Association received the prestigious Quality Improvement Leadership Award from Maine Quality Counts at its Annual QC Conference on April 4th.  The award was presented to MMA President Robert Schlager, MD, and EVP Gordon Smith, Esq. in recognition of the Associations work in responding to the opioid crisis.

 

 

MMA President Robert Schalger, MD and EVP Gordon Smith, Esq. after receiving prestigious Leadership Award from Maine Quality Counts.

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Step-by-step Naloxone Education Video Now Available

This new resource is available on the American Medical Association's (AMA) opioid microsite.  See the links in the article.

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Applications for Rural Medical Access Fund Assistance Due by May 3, 2018

The Rural Medical Access Fund was established in the 1990's to subsidize professional liability premiums for obstetrical and prenatal care in rural areas.  

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Maine Health Workforce Crisis Forum Explores Critical Shortages in Labor Force

Last Friday, April 6, the Maine Health Workforce Forum brought together dozens of stakeholders to develop strategies to better quantify the workforce needs so healthcare employers can better plan and respond to existing and future shortages of essential health care workers.

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Take Control of Debt - April 24 Webinar Presented by Baystate Financial

Webinar for MMA members on Tuesday, April 24 2018 from 6:30-7:30 pm.

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128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE

Legislative Call This Tuesday, April 17th

The Maine Legislature has returned to Augusta. That means public hearings and work sessions have resumed, and it's time for our weekly Legislative Committee calls to continue. The next call will be Tuesday, April 17th, at 8 p.m.

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Legislative Report: Medical Marijuana Bill Passes House "Under the Hammer"

A brief summary of some votes that took place during the last week, and a look ahead.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

FREE 8-Hr. MAT Waiver Training Being Offered in Dover, NH - Friday, April 27th

Helping connect the dots to more effectively address opioid use disorders.

The New Hampshire Medical Society, NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network are pleased to offer FREE 8-hour buprenorphine waiver training in Dover, NH on Friday, April 27th. Read More


Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Spring Educational & Business Meeting - Friday, May 4th

The Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons will hold their Spring Educational Program and Business Meeting on Friday, May 4th at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, ME from 11:30am - 5:00pm.

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Introduction to Lean in Healthcare Full-Day Workshop on Tuesday, May 8

Are you frustrated by poor communication and waste in your work processes? Lean has recently transformed the way many hospitals and health systems operate. This full-day workshop on May 8 in Augusta provides those who lead hospitals, health centers, practices, and related service industries with an introduction to Lean thinking and process improvement tools.

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Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting in Kennebunkport, ME - May 18-20

The Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons will hold their Annual Meeting from Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20 at the Colony Hotel in Kennebunkport, ME. Read More


One River, One Ocean: June 2-14, 2018

River Awareness fundraiser on the Androscoggin River.

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New Free CME on Alzheimer's Risk, Detection, and Management

Discussing memory concerns with your patients can be difficult. Alzheimer's and other dementias are complex, and patients often have many questions and concerns.

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Peer Navigation Program from Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)

Free program for those affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. Read More


Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network

Take Advantage of Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - Available 24/7 now from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network (NNE-PTN).

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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine

Eastern Maine Medical Center seeks a primary care physician, board-certified/board-eligible in internal medicine, to join our well-established, quality-driven, outpatient practice. Husson Internal Medicine is one of seven primary care practices operated by Eastern Maine Medical Center. Read More


Family Practice Physician - Bucksport Regional Health Center

Bucksport Regional Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) has a unique opportunity in our small independent, community-based primary care facility offering great quality indicators, team atmosphere and excellent working conditions. 
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Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine - Medical Director/Family Practice Physician

Sacopee Valley Health Center has a position available for a Medical Director/Family Practice Physician for our multi-service, progressive, rural federally qualified community health center located in a medically underserved area. Read More


Psychiatry Faculty, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Maine Medical Center (MMC) is seeking a BC/BE part/full-time Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist clinician-educator or clinician-scientist to join the Department of Psychiatry. Read More


Psychiatric Medical Director

Tri-County Mental Health Services has multiple current and developing programs including Integrated Primary Care and Behavioral Health Homes. Read More


Maine's Largest FQHC in need of Physician for Geriatric Program

PCHC in Bangor, Maine is seeking Board-Eligible Internal Medicine or Family Med Physician to join our team of doctors and advanced practice providers in our Community Care and Geriatrics department! Read More


Multiple Family Med Opportunities in Beloved Community Health Centers

PCHC is recruiting Family Medicine Physicians for locations in Belfast, Old Town, and Bangor. This is your chance to work for a nationally recognized FQHC that is a leader in integrated primary care! Read More


Medical Board Physician

Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS or Retirement System) seeks to engage an additional Psychiatrist for the Medical Board.  Read More


Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus

The Central Maine Medical Group seeks BE/BC Internal Medicine physician to join cohesive, well-established, hospital-employed practice in Lewiston, Maine.  Read More


Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician

Maine Medical Partners Internal Medicine Westbrook is seeking a BC/BE Internal Medicine physician for their well-established outpatient practice located in the greater Portland, Maine area.  Read More


Clinical Cardiology Opportunity

Maine Medical Partners MaineHealth Cardiology is seeking an invasive clinical cardiologist (non-interventional) for their practice located in their Augusta and Waterville, Maine locations Read More


Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

Take advantage of this opportunity with the Veterans' Administration to thank our veterans in a concrete way for their service and their sacrifices. Read More


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