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May 6, 2019

In This Issue
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
MMA and Leading Medical Associations Hail Ruling in Maine Case Over Medication Assisted Treatment in Jail
Eat, Sleep, Console Update
Tick Aware and Tick Alert - May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Maine
Trump Administration Reveals New Refusal Options for Healthcare Personnel
Alfond Leaders Program Seeking More Applicants for Student Debt Relief - Applications Being Accepted Through May 15
Federal Judge Agrees with AMA, Strikes Down Gag Rule
This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
Experts Fear Rising Number of Unvaccinated Children Will Lead to More Measles Outbreaks
Free MAT Training at CMMC June 1
Lawrence B. Mutty, M.D., M.P.H., 1934-2019; MMA President 2004-2005
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE
MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, May 7th
Vaccine Vote Drama and Other State House Highlights of the Week
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
Cumberland County Physicians: Join the MMA at the Foreside Tavern in Falmouth on Thursday, May 16
Treatment & Prevention of Medical & Mental Health Emergencies -Substances & Gun Violence -May 17 & 18
Quality Counts: Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training, Webinars, ECHO Program
"Trust Me, I’m a (Certified) Doctor: Innovations and Improvements in Maintenance of Certification” - Thursday, May 23
MICIS 2019 Clinical and Legal Opioid Update - May 29 in Brewer, June 5 in Augusta
MaineGeneral Xwaiver Training for Staff - June 3
The Maine Concussion Management Initiative Will Be Offering Training Programs – June 21 and October 29
Assessing and Managing Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicide Risk in Healthcare Settings - 3 Hour CME Training for Healthcare Professionals at MMA on Friday, June 21, 2019
2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Service as a Medical Volunteer
Maine Independent Clinical Information Service 2019 Presentations
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician
BC/BE Family Medicine Physician or Experienced Family Nurse Practitioner
Gastroenterology Lead Physician - Bangor, Maine
Physician for Maine Maritime Academy Summer Training Cruise
Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
Mid Coast Maine - Adult Psychiatrist and/ Psychiatric NP/PA Opportunity
Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
PCHC in need of Pediatrician for Brand New Pediatric Center!
Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician – Bangor, Maine
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

 
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Alfond Leaders Program Seeking More Applicants for Student Debt Relief - Applications Being Accepted Through May 15

The Harold Alfond Foundation and the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) opened another application cycle to provide student loan debt relief for Maine residents who are employed by a Maine-based business in the STEM-related fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Applications can now be accepted through May 15, 2019.

The Alfond Leaders program assists Maine employers in attracting and retaining talented STEM professionals by providing student loan debt relief of up to $60,000 per recipient. The grants are awarded through a competitive application process and, to date, ninety-two applicants have been selected to become Alfond Leaders. Cumulatively, awards now total over $2.9 million and the average award is $31,600.

Applicants will be recruited from across the nation and internationally, and current Maine residents are eligible and encouraged to apply.

An Alfond Leaders Advisory Committee assists in the selection of applicants and recommends candidates. Applicants can apply by visiting alfondleaders.org.

Who is eligible?

  • Maine residents or persons who will become Maine residents upon being hired by a Maine-based employer;
  • A person employed, or who will be employed, by a Maine-based employer in a designated STEM occupation;
  • An applicant must have a higher education degree or certificate;
  • An applicant must have outstanding student loan debt;
  • Candidates must submit an application, including a written essay and resume, a statement of intent to live and work in Maine for six years; an employment certification by a Maine-based employer; and disclosure of the amount, source, and terms of the student loan indebtedness.
  • Those selected to become Alfond Leaders will receive debt reduction payments made on their behalf, paid in two disbursements after three and six years, respectively, of qualifying employment.

To learn more about the program or to apply, please visit: AlfondLeaders.org

Funded by the Harold Alfond Foundation, the Maine program aims to stimulate economic growth in key industries by attracting and retaining STEM graduates

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About the Harold Alfond Foundation

The Harold Alfond Foundation furthers the legacy of Harold Alfond by investing in education, healthcare, youth development, and other philanthropic charitable causes that hold the promise of making enduring transformative contributions to the community and state of Maine.  To learn more about the Harold Alfond Foundation, please visit www.haroldalfondfoundation.org.  

About the Finance Authority of Maine

FAME is a quasi-independent state agency that expands business and educational opportunities to help Maine people and businesses succeed. FAME helps to lead the creation of good paying jobs by working at the nexus between economic development and workforce development. To learn more about FAME, please visit www.FAMEmaine.com.


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