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July 30, 2018

In This Issue
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Maine Medical Center and Tufts Continue Collaboration for Medical Education
MICIS 3-hour Opioid CME Presentations - registration open for August 21 in Brewer
CMS Releases Proposed 2019 Medicare Payment Rule
Licensing Boards Discuss Nursing Home Exception to Opioid Requirements
MMA Board of Directors Meets Friday for Summer Board Meeting
Prescription Monitoring Program User Survey
Time to Volunteer for an MMA Committee
Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) Myth
Azar: HHS to rewrite health care privacy rules
Correction of Last Week's Update
128th MAINE LEGISLATURE
MMA Presentation on Healthcare Issues Considered by 128th Legislature Now Available
UPCOMING EVENTS
Childhood Development and Behavior Conference At Colby August 2-3
Maine Quality Counts Offers Project ECHO Medication Assisted Treatment Course
17th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium - September 21-23, 2018
Hanley Center Offers New PELI Course Beginning in October
Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine 2018 Annual Conference & Meeting - Nov 2-3
Hanley Center Offers Next Level Leadership Seminar Series and Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Institute
Advanced Hanley Center Training Available for PELI and HLD Alumni
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Behavioral Health Consultant
Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
Medical Board Physician
Medical Director/Family Practice Physician - Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine
Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
Psychiatry Faculty, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Maine's Largest FQHC in need of Physician for Geriatric Program
Multiple Family Med Opportunities in Beloved Community Health Centers
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

 
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Maine Medical Center and Tufts Continue Collaboration for Medical Education

The new agreement, announced last week, will take the partnership to 2029 and allow for the program to expand.  Currently, students in the program spend the first two years at Tufts School of Medicine in Boston before coming to Maine for the final two years.  Starting in 2019, students will come to Maine Medical Center for their second year of instruction, as well.  The partnership is currently capped at 40 students per graduating class but the idea is to grow the graduating classes beyond that number.

The Portland Press Herald reports that one-half of all Maine Track students have stayed in Maine to practice medicine after completing residencies either in Maine or elsewhere.

MMA members will vote on a bylaw amendment at the Annual Meeting Sept. 8 in Bar Harbor to establish a Medical Student Section within MMA, with a Resident Section to follow the next year. Establishment of these sections will allow both students and residents to participate fully in the activities both of MMA and the AMA student and resident sections. The student section is already formed and operating informally. The current chairs are Corinne Carland, TUSM '20 and Archana Anandakrishnan, UNECOM '21. MMA hopes to welcome at least four students at the Annual Meeting in September.

Questions about the student section can be addressed to Susan Kring at MMA (skring@mainemed.com).


 

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