January, 2016

 "Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm"

   -Winston Churchill

Thank you to our top sponsors in 2015!
Welcome to the FMEC Board!

Involving residents in a substantive way in the FMEC has been a challenge. The Board decided to invite residents associated with the Host Organizations to join the Board during the year before the annual meeting. The residents will serve a one year term that provides them an opportunity to share their perspective during the annual winter Board meeting and through the months prior to the annual meeting. We are pleased that Drs. Gilman and Nolan are willing to join us for 2016.
Thank you to the FMEC 2015-2016 Academic Partners

In 2015, we launched the FMEC Academic Partners Initiative.  The FMEC Academic Partners are medical school-based Departments of Family Medicine and Community Hospital-based Family Medicine residency programs.  The FMEC offers products and services that support the work of these organizations.  We invite all departments and residency programs to become Academic Partners. 

Here is a list of current FMEC Academic Partners.   Read More

Submitted by Georgetown University School of Medicine

[MEDS] Story of Natalie Corrilo 

"After applying to 30 Medical Schools and receiving zero interviews, many encouraged me to pursue a different career...but it is when you push through those moments that you are able to grow as a person and prevail"

-Natalie Corrillo, Medical Student
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UPDATE:  IMPLICIT - An FMEC Collaborative
"Preventing prematurity one woman at a time"

Interventions to Minimize Preterm and Low birth weight Infants through Continuous Improvement Techniques

Our multi-center collaboration (IMPLICIT Network- An FMEC Collaborative) is dedicated to enhancing preconception, prenatal, postpartum and interconception care. Conceived in 2003, the Networkwas developed toeducate family medicine residents and practicing physicians about primary and secondary prevention of low birth weight and preterm birth, with the goal of reducing the rates of preventable prematurity.  Read More

In 2015, The IMPLICIT Project:
  • Secured a $665,000 grant with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to support ICC initiatives in the state of Pennsylvania for 3 years
  • Submitted a manuscript focused the ICC baseline survey to the Annals of Family Medicine that was accepted for publication
  • Continues to collaborate with the National March of Dimes to create an ICC implementations toolkit that will be available in Spring 2016
  • Continues to gain national attention and disseminating ICC to new sites throughout the United States 
For more information contact:

Stephen D. Ratcliffe, MD, MSPH 

Jessica Brubach 

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