NCMS Morning Rounds 7-23-19

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 NCMS Morning Rounds.

July 23, 2019

Future Leaders — Apply for This Unique Program

Applications are now being accepted for the NCMS Foundation’s Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership (KIPL) Future KIPL Clinician Leaders College. The year-long program is open to medical, physician assistant, pharmacy, advanced degree seeking doctor of nursing or nurse anesthesia students who are in good standing with at least one year remaining in their current training.

Under the direction of Roy Strowd, MD, who recently received an Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Fellow in Leadership grant, and NCMS Foundation Vice President for Leadership Development Kristina Natt och Dag, Ph.D. the statewide pilot will launch this fall and is designed to nurture future clinical health care team leaders.

Successful candidates will have shown a prior commitment to leadership in health care and a strong leadership potential. Participants will be required to attend three in-person and three virtual meetings. For planning purposes, the dates for the in-person meetings are Sept. 28 and Dec. 14. Virtual meetings will be held on Nov. 9 and Feb. 1. The March 28 and May 23 meetings either will be in-person or virtual.

Download the application. If you know of a worthy applicant, please encourage them to apply by forwarding them this information. Or you may email their name and contact information to Aubrey Cuthbertson, so she can reach out to them about applying.

Along with the completed application form, applicants should include:
1. A Curriculum Vitae
2. A Letter of Interest (from the applicant) including why they are interested in pursuing this statewide inter-professional leadership development program and how this will be used to further their training and future potential as a leader in health care;
3. A Statement of Support (from local/institutional mentor) who can ensure the applicant will be able to attend the sessions and who will be available to support the nominee during the year-long program.

Please submit all documents to Cuthbertson at

Applications/Nominations are due August 9.

This statewide initiative builds on a 2-year-old program, ‘Wake Forest Emerging Leaders,’ which adapted the KIPL curriculum to address the specific needs of health professions students. The Wake Forest students will graduate from the program in June and say the program has helped them learn about their leadership style and given them effective team building tools. They have gained the necessary skills “to lead at the bedside or in the clinic, but also to use these tools to engage inter-professional teams in tackling some of the major challenges facing health care in North Carolina,” said Dr. Strowd.

Dr. Strowd sought the AΩA grant in order to expand the existing program to include students from six professional training programs across the state. The program is unique, in part, because it not only provides a uniform curriculum in leadership, advocacy, teamwork and communication across various institutions, it also involves all future members of the health care team creating a philosophy of teamwork from the very beginning of participants’ careers.

NCMS Accepting Applications for NCPHP Board

The NCMS appoints five physicians to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Professionals Health Program (NCPHP). Two seats on the Board will be open in 2020, although the incumbents may each choose to serve another 3-year term. As required, the NCMS is accepting applications for these seats. Learn more about the work of the NCPHP.

Physicians interested in an NCPHP Board position should complete the application form and return it to Evan Simmons, (preferred), or by US Mail to PHP Board Applications, North Carolina Medical Society, Post Office Box 27167, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27611 by Oct. 23, 2019.

Learn more, download and complete the application.

Interesting Opportunity to Serve the Community

Are you looking for an engaging opportunity to serve as a Medical Examiner? The NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is seeking individuals who would be comfortable with death scene investigation, producing accurate reports and documentation, and interacting with law enforcement, medical providers, families left behind with the loss of a loved one and many others.

The Medical Examiner system is actively recruiting physicians, nurses, paramedics, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to apply to become local medical examiners.

Currently the targeted counties include: Franklin, Warren, Bertie, Martin, Dare, Madison, Alexander, Columbus, Edgecomb and Hertford, however, the office also will accept applications from other counties. Medical Examiner positions are compensated for the completion of medical examiner reports.

If you are interested, please contact Trish Fore, Medical Examiner Trainer at or 919-743-9000 for information and an application.

In the News

State Telehealth Use Climbing, But Barriers to Broader Adoption Remain, Healthcare Dive, 7-19-19

Learning Opportunity

The NC Department of Health and Human Services Injury and Violence Prevention Branch is offering a free webinar today, Tuesday, July 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. on ‘A Harm Reduction Approach to Hepatitis A Outbreaks in the United States’. The webinar will feature experts from the CDC and health professionals who developed and implemented harm reduction responses to Hepatitis A outbreaks in their communities. Learn more and register.


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