UNMC Family Medicine Connect

Chief Residents Attend AAFP Family Medicine Experience

Nate Renes, MD

Chief Residents Nate Renes, MD, and Jamil Neme, MD, traveled to Orlando, Florida last month for the American Academy of Family Physicians Family Medicine Experience conference.

Renes and Neme attended lectures and workshops on a variety of family medicine topics. Along with the Family Medicine Experience Conference, they attended part two of the Chief Resident Leadership conference.

“The conference was very educational and helpful and the time in Orlando was nice as well,” Renes said.

Wester Co-Investigator for CGAP IPE Grant

The UNMC College of Nursing recently received the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Practice Interprofessional Education (CGAP IPE) grant from the Accelerating Interprofessional Community-based Education and Practice

Department of Family Medicine Associate Professor, Rebecca Wester, M.D. served as a c0-investigator for the grant along with faculty from the College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine.

Dr. Wester will assist with implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of the initiative.

The two-year project will involve working with adult geriatric primary nurse practitioner students and pharmacy students in interprofessional activities, including modules, simulation, and clinical practice.

Dr. Wester is the CGAP training site leader. Grant support was also received from Ambassador Health Services. The Rehabilitation Center of Omaha is also a community partner for this initiative.

This week, Dr. Wester is attending the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education conference as a speaker for the “New Models of Care Require News Models of Learning Institute” in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Residents offer advice to medical students

Family Medicine interns Angie Yamada, M.D., and Josh Laurila, D.O.

The UNMC Family Medicine Interest Group invited representatives from three local residency programs to their latest meeting on Tuesday, October 18.

More than 30 medical students gathered to hear from seven residents about the reasons they chose their respective programs and the work/life balance of a resident.

Chief resident Jamil Neme, M.D. and interns Angie Yamada, and Josh Laurila, D.O., represented the UNMC Department of Family Medicine while answering questions.

They were joined by Clarkson Family Medicine residents Angela McLaughlin, D.O., Charlie Burkett, M.D., and Timothy Reid, M.D. Adam Rensch, M.D. represented Lincoln Family Medicine.

 

Student Health provides vaccines to students

The College of Pharmacy and Student Health have partnered together to administer Student Run PPD and Flu Shot Clinics. The needs of the student population are being met by using the new College of Pharmacy Simulation Lab.

More than 900 vaccines have been provided over the course of six weeks with five clinics still remaining this year.

The schedule for the Student Health PPD and Flu Shot clinics can be found on their website.

FMIG Hosts NAFP for monthly meeting

The UNMC Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) welcomed the Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians to their monthly meeting held on September 29.

The Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians Executive Vice President, Liz Simon, NAFP President, Christine Jeffrey, MD, and board chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Robert Wergin, MD spoke about American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) membership and their experience in Family Medicine.

Students enjoyed lunch and heard from Dr. Wergin about his involvement in the American Academy of Family Physicians and what daily life is like for him at his practice in Milford. Students were encouraged to join the AAFP and attend the NAFP’s annual fall conference.

The Family Medicine Interest Group officers were also presented with special pins from the NAFP.