NCMS Morning Rounds 5-15-19

Welcome to Wednesday and your

NCMS Morning Rounds!

Primary Care Champion Fellowships — Another Leadership Development Opportunity

Applications are now being accepted for the second round of Primary Care Champions Fellowships, which will begin in January 2020. This year-long fellowship is open to any practicing primary care MD/DO/PA-C, preferably from a rural area.

The fellowship is designed to help clinical professionals of all disciplines develop exemplary leadership and teaching skills to prepare them for meaningful service in health professions education. Upon completion of the program, fellows will be confident, service-minded clinical leaders, equipped with the necessary skills to manage thriving practices, improve physical wellness and expand learning opportunities in rural areas.

The first semester of the program, The Successful Clinical Leader, is run by the NCMS Foundation’s Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership. Other coursework includes units on governance and administration and an introduction to teaching. The program is housed at Campbell University’s Jerry M. Wallace Osteopathic School of Medicine and is a credit-bearing, non-degree graduate fellowship.

Learn more about the program and how to apply.

‘Save Our Moms’ Campaign Launches

Just in time for National Women’s Health Week, which continues until Saturday, May 18, the Black Mamas Matter Alliance announced a new campaign called Save Our Moms. Through a partnership with MTV, the awareness raising campaign calls on everyone – doctors, midwives, nurses and doulas – to support new and expecting moms by helping them get the care and services they need.

Access the information, including a video, and help to disseminate it through your social media networks and your practice website. Also, access the NCMS Maternal and Infant Health page for more information and resources.

Kudos to Jim Hill, PA, MEd!

Last Sunday, May 12, longtime NCMS leader, James E. Hill, Jr., PA-C, MEd, was honored with the Duke PA Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2019 and entry into the Duke PA Hall of Fame. The award was presented at the Duke PA program graduation ceremony.

Jim, a Marine Corps veteran, has served in a variety of leadership posts with the NCMS Foundation, including serving as President of its Board of Trustees in 2014. He continues his active involvement with the Foundation as well as being a champion for the PA profession within the NCMS, through the NC Academy of Physician Assistants and with the Duke University PA program.

At the award ceremony the graduates and faculty gave Jim a standing ovation for his many contributions to the profession and his country.

Congratulations, Jim!

In the News

“Am I a Bad Person?” Why One Mom Didn’t Take Her Kid to the ER — Even After Poison Control Said To, VOX, 5-10-19

Learning Opportunity

The North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants is hosting its 43rd Annual Summer Conference, August 18-23, at the Kingston Plantation at Myrtle Beach. The conference provides 29 credits of Category-1 CME for PAs and NPs through the general sessions, with additional credits available through workshops. Sessions are held early in the day to allow for plenty of time on the beach in the afternoon. Have the best of both worlds – great CME and family fun! Learn more and register.


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