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NC AHEC Convenes Medical Faculty From Across North Carolina

AHEC Medical FacultyOn May 24, 2012, the North Carolina AHEC Program hosted the 14th annual Medical Faculty Day at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel, North Carolina. Faculty, preceptors and staff gathered to discuss new trends and issues in primary care.

The early morning breakout sessions included: AHEC Acting Internships; Research Center of Excellence for Clinical Preventive Services and Primary Care Collaborative; Quality Initiatives and the HIT Regional Extension Center: Implications of New and Evolving Programs; Students and Efficient Work Flow: You Don't Have to Swallow the Ocean; and Models of Longitudinal Curriculum.

Dean Bill Roper, MD, MPHAfter a welcome from NC AHEC Program Director Tom Bacon, DrPH, William L. Roper, MD, MPH, (photo right) dean of the UNC School of Medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs and CEO of UNC Health Care System, thanked the attendees for their dedication and service to the state.

The morning continued with a panel discussion on the new Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requirements and milestones, an update on medical education at UNC, and a report on the 2011 community medical preceptor survey.

For the afternoon, participants broke into six departmental meetings (family medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery, and internal medicine).