New Opportunity – Resident Scholars Program

As part of the Reproductive Health Education in Family Medicine’s (RHEDI) efforts to diversify the family medicine workforce in SRH/abortion care, they are launching a new Resident Scholars Program for Workforce Diversity (RSPWD), aimed at engaging and supporting underrepresented minorities in medicine. They will select 6 to 8 applicants for the RSPWD, which will run their entire PGY2 year.

The RSPWD will consist of:

·    A cohort of scholars who will meet (virtually) 5-6 times a year

·    Webinars/workshops led by RHEDI staff, mentors, and guest speakers

·    Leadership training and mentorship from family medicine-trained mentors who identify as BIPOC

·    Full scholarships (registration, travel, food) to 1 medical conference and 1 reproductive justice conference

·    Scholar-led outreach to medical students at their institutions

·    Academic project support (if desired)

Eligibility

Residents at U.S. family medicine residency programs who will be 2nd year residents in 2021-2022 are invited to apply. Priority will be given to residents with a demonstrated interest in SRH/abortion care within family medicine who identify as under-represented minorities.

Application deadlines:

The application deadline is June 18th, 2021. Finalists will be contacted for an interview, and selections will be made by July 16th, 2021.

Click here to learn more and apply!!

New Leadership Position: Research and Analytics Coordinator

We are pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has approved the creation of a new position on the national executive board.

The Research and Analytics Coordinator will oversee and maintain communication with the executive board and each planned event. In addition, they will be responsible for creating, maintaining and leading data management and analytics for internal events including but not limited to retreats, meetings, conferences, scholarships, mentorship events, newsletter, policy, and website. They will be responsible for producing event outcomes and performance efficiency results based on objective measures including but not limited to pre-event/post-event surveys, evaluations, comments and feedback. They will develop and maintain data infrastructure (ie. survey monkey) to support easy access to past, present and future data results. In addition, develop methods and controls to ensure consistent application and use of data. They will present results at meeting(s) through visual metrics. Furthermore, promote innovation based on reported findings and partner with other chairs to assess opportunities, develop implementation plans and evaluate strategy for each planned LMSA event. Finally, the Research and Analytics coordinator will collect data to quantify the effectiveness of LMSA, its events, and resources in an effort to publish our findings yearly and use such data for applications to grants and funding.

Please fill out this form for consideration. One person will be selected, and this person will then form a committee. Application due May 31st.

Apply here!

LMSA National Conference Flyer Competition

Hola!

As LMSA prepares for its 17th Annual National Conference and the 50th anniversary of LMSA Northeast, we are holding a nationwide competition to create a flyer for the national conference! LMSA members from every region can join the competition and submit a flyer for a chance to win free admission to the LMSA national conference.

The conference theme is Cincuenta Años de Comunidad: Fostering Service, Health Equity, and Leadership and the conference will be taking place March 4-6th, 2022 in Philadelphia, PA. We will be judging flyers based on their creativity and their use of the conference theme.

Deadline for submission is June 26th and the winning artist will receive free admission to the national conference, conference swag and memorabilia, and credit for their artwork. A sample flyer from the 2021 national conference can be found in the Google form below.

Artists can submit their flyer via Google form here:
https://forms.gle/Bo6WeVrzVZie3vcd6

Thank you and good luck on your submission!