News & Announcements
There have been many lessons learned since COVID-19 infected its first Michigander nearly nine months ago. Our understanding of the disease has become clearer and the ability of the medical community to care for and treat patients has become more effective. Our public policies have evolved as well, as procedures and safety precautions have changed the ways we work and live.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Division of Immunizations has released a new online COVID-19 Provider Vaccination Registration form. Physicians, healthcare organizations, pharmacies, and other providers who plan to participate in administering the COVID-19 vaccine must first enroll.
Virtual DEA-X Waiver Training
Get Waivered is a new partnership that is providing a fully remote Zoom DEA-X waiver training class for Michigan-based clinicians on Monday, January 25, 9am-5 pm ET. Upon completion, attendees will be able to provide evidence-based care to patients struggling with addiction, helping reduce reliance on the ED and starting patients on the road to recovery.
Are you an active AAFP member? Pay your AAFP active membership dues in full by December 31, 2020, and receive 50% off one AAFP CME Livestream course of your choice—restrictions do apply.
SEMAFP board members are continuing Dr. Angelo Patsalis's legacy, and are very proud to announce the creation of the Angelo Patsalis MD, FAAFP Vanguard Award. Dr. Patsalis passed away in April due to complication from COVID-19. The Vanguard Award ($2,500 and a personalized plaque) will be granted annually to two graduating family medicine residents who have committed to practice in southeast Michigan.
Student Conference Hits the Mark
Nearly 90 medical students attended the seventh annual Michigan Fututure of Family Medicine, to explore the breadth and depth of the specialty, learn how to perform several procedures, and network.
Starting Oct. 5 through Nov. 6, physicians and other healthcare providers may apply for COVID-19 relief funding from a new $20 billion Provider Relief Fund Phase 3 General Distribution that considers financial losses and changes in operating expenses caused by the pandemic.
Of the 3,500 eligible family medicine residents from across the country, only 12 are recognized with the annual AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education. This year, two of the 12 individuals selected to receive this esteemed distinction—Ali Nasrallah, MD and Julie Thai, MD, MPH—are resident members of MAFP.
The University of Michigan School of Medicine's Department of Family Medicine, with funding from the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research at the University of Michigan, is recruiting 50 rural primary care practices for a study that seeks to improve the early detection of and screening for preventable colorectal, cervical, and lung cancers throughout the rural parts of the State of Michigan.
With one week remaining until the Oct. 1 start of Fiscal Year 2020-2021, the Michigan Legislature passed a $62.8 billion ($10.6 billion General Fund) state budget this week during a process that was vastly different than those of years past. Among the programs funded is MIDOCS, an innovative loan repayment program that aims to attract and retain primary care physicians in underserved communities.