New Presentation Opportunity at the 2010 Northeast FMEC Meeting Oct. 29-31 in Hershey Pennsylvania
Especially intended for all physicians in practice,
residents and medical students "Poetry of Life"
"Nothing will sustain you more potently then the power to
recognize in your humdrum routine or perhaps it may be thought, the true poetry
of life. The poetry of the common place
of the ordinary man of the plain toil worn woman, with their loves and their
joys, their sorrows and their griefs." -Osler
The Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC) announces a
new venue by which medical students, residents and practicing physicians may
present patient stories they have recognized in the course of their
relationships with their patients. Accepted presenters will be allowed a
maximum of five minutes and five slides to introduce a memorable
encounter/moment/relationship which has inspired their own passion to serve and
care for others.
Presentations will be videotaped in a breakout meeting. The
audience will consist of a small group of reviewers. The video-recording will
be made available for others to view at a later date, e.g. on YouTube, the
Family Medicine Digital Resource Library and the FMEC website. Up to 10
presentations will be selected for presentation at this year_s meeting.
Submissions are especially encouraged by medical students,
residents, faculty and community based physicians who have been moved by an
experience which has changed their lives and led to an even greater enthusiasm
to pursue our healing profession. Potential personal identifiers of the patient
must specifically be excluded.
A submission involves a single spaced, one page description
of your presentation. A peer-review process will be used to select the 10 best
submissions for presentation at the meeting.
Submissions should be made only by those who will attend the
2010 FMEC Northeast Region meeting. An award for best presentation in this
category will be conferred on Sunday morning at this meeting.
Direct submissions and/or any questions to Richard Colgan,
MD RColgan@som.umaryland.edu <mailto:RColgan@som.umaryland.edu>