Family Medicine Resident Training

Alane O’Connor honored as Community Addictions Leader

On May 17 Alane O’Connor DNP was one of seven community leaders in Maine honored by Crossroads for her compassionate commitment to those with substance use and mental health struggles. Alane received her Community Addictions Leader award from Crossroads during their 4th Annual Community Awards breakfast in Portland. Congratulations Alane, and thanks for inspiring so […]

Faculty member accepted into Leadership Training Academy

Dr. Julia McDonald has been accepted as a 2017 fellow in the Physicians for Reproductive Health Leadership Training Academy. This competitive nine month program trains 40 physicians each year to become lifelong leaders and advocates for sexual and reproductive health care. Dr. McDonald will be joining trainees from post-residency fellowships in family planning/OB-GYN as well […]

Article published in photo rounds

Faculty dermatologist Dr. Jon Karnes and MDFMR graduate (class of 2015) Dr. Carrie Griffin are celebrating the publication of their article “Large plaques on a baby boy” in the photo rounds section of the June issue of Journal of Family Practice. Giant congenital nevi are rare; the article presents the differential diagnosis and discusses interventional […]

Grant awards

The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust and the MaineGeneral Medical Center Auxiliary have awarded funds to subsidize the purchase of desperately needed dental suctioning and lighting equipment at the Family Medicine Institute and Maine Dartmouth Family Practice. Residents at both sites learn basic dentistry procedures under the supervision of a community dentist to prepare for primary […]

Poster presented

Resident physicians Libby Abbas DO and Jen Cavalari DO with faculty physician Jose Ventura MD authored a poster that was accepted for presentation at the Maine Chapter of the Society of Hospital Medicine. The poster, titled IVIg vs steroid in the treatment of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis was presented by Drs. Abbas & Cavalari in Portland […]

Poster presented

Resident physician Dr. Morgan Daul presented her poster Back pain in the young athlete at the 25th annual meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine in Dallas, TX. Her presentation, co-authored by faculty member Dr. James Dunlap, described the diagnosis and treatment of a young competitive cheerleader who presented to her PCP with […]