Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 07/30/2018  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  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
•  MMA Presentation on Healthcare Issues Considered by 128th Legislature Now Available
•  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
•  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


Maine Medical Center and Tufts Continue Collaboration for Medical Education

Tufts University School of Medicine and the Maine Medical Center have announced that they are renewing their Maine Track medical education partnership for another ten years.


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 (