Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians member and University of Minnesota Center for the Art of Medicine Creative Director Jon Hallberg, MD, FAAFP, received an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy for his role in the Twin Cities Public Television/University of Minnesota Medical School collaboration “Hippocrates Cafe: Reflections on the Pandemic.”
Hallberg was creator and co-host of the hour-long television program that reflected on the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic through music, art, animation, photography, story, poetry and dance.
We caught up with Hallberg to learn more about the evolution of Hippocrates Cafe, the Center for the Art of Medicine’s partnership with Twin Cities Public Television and what’s ahead.
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On Thursday, March 17, 2022, Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) member Emily Onello, MD, assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus, testified in support of SF 3563, legislation which will provide tax credits to precepting physicians and other health care clinicians that serve as preceptors in Minnesota.
Read More Support SF 3563: Physician Preceptor Tax Credit
Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) has increased in popularity due to improved technology, lower costs and more portability of new handheld machines. Medical schools and family medicine residency programs are now incorporating POCUS into their training programs.
Dennis Peterson, MD, co-associate program director of the University of Minnesota CentraCare/St. Cloud Family Medicine Residency asks, how can we advance the education of practicing Minnesota family physicians who have interest in learning POCUS skills?
Read More Point-of-Care Ultrasonography in MN
A secondary analysis of AAMC data, led by University of Minnesota Medical School students, raises equity concerns as medicine works to improve the diversity of its workforce.
Read More The Financing of Medical Education: Socioeconomic, Racial Differences
The number of rural family doctors providing obstetric care is falling. Many small, rural communities are at risk of losing OB services, and maternal mortality continues to be significantly higher in rural areas. Family medicine doctors with advanced OB training are needed now more than ever.
Read More We Need Family Docs With Advanced OB Training