|RPS/MSS/YPS Newsletter January 2012|
1. 2012 ACPM Annual Conference Career
1. 2012 ACPM Annual Conference Career
ACPM's annual conference, Preventive Medicine 2012, will take place February 22-25th in Orlando, Florida. Each year several conference sessions are designed specifically for students, residents and young physicians as part of a Career Development Track. This year’s Career Development Track planning committee is chaired by ACPM Resident Physician Section (RPS) member, Dr. Raul Alexander Mirza.
In looking at previous years’ career development sessions and considering what they wanted to develop for the 2012 conference, the planning committee members agreed that they wanted this year’s sessions to be interactive and set up in a way that would encourage participants to meet and be able to talk to a variety of leaders in Preventive Medicine. Through discussions about how achieve this goal, the committee members developed the idea of having career track sessions that would be set up as "round robin” exercises, in which Preventive Medicine leaders would be stationed at tables with small groups of students, residents and young physicians rotating from table to table on a set schedule. As one committee member described, it will be "almost like professional speed-dating.”
In order to accommodate a variety of interests and professions, two parallel sessions were created- one for private sector careers and one for public sector careers. The private sector career session will take place on Thursday, February 23rd from 10:20-11:50am. This session was organized and will be moderated by Teresa Skojac, preventive medicine resident at Emory School of Medicine. Twelve preventive medicine leaders in private sector careers will be participating in the session. The names of these individuals are listed below. The public sector career track will take place on Saturday, February 25th from 2:50-4:20pm, and was organized and will be moderated by Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, preventive medicine resident at Johns Hopkins. An additional seven preventive medicine leaders holding public sector careers will be participating in this session (also listed below).
The Career Development Track has traditionally hosted an evening event- the "MSS/RPS/YPS Guest Lecture.” This year’s Guest Lecture was organized and moderated by Raul Mirza, preventive medicine resident at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and will take place on Thursday, February 23rd from 7:30PM-9PM. Dr. Mirza has invited two phenomenal lecturers to speak at this session with the overarching theme of ""Blueprint for a healthier America." Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, MD, MPH will be presenting the National Prevention Strategy, a new national strategy called for under the Affordable Care Act and designed by the the National Prevention Council to improve the overall health of all Americans at every stage in their lives. The second speaker, John Principe, MD is the co-founder of WellBeingMD™, the most comprehensive internal medicine and wellness provider in the Chicago region. Dr. Principe will be discussing the program’s six-week course, A RoadMap To Wellness™, dedicated to fostering wellness and transforming lives.
Leaders participating in Private Sector Careers Session:
2. MSS, RPS, and YPS Business Meetings
3. ACPM's Clinical Risk Management Fellowship
ACPM, in conjunction with Merck & Co., Inc., one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, has developed a Clinical Risk Management (CRM) Fellowship (click for more information about CRM). The Fellowship is directed by a Board Certified Preventive Medicine physician with extensive Pharmacovigilance experience. The Fellowship will expose preventive medicine physicians to an area of medical practice in need of their unique abilities and skills. Furthermore, it will allow preventive medicine physicians to gain practical, real-world experience within Pharmacovigilance. While the Fellowship does not require a background in Pharmacovigilance, it does require strong general preventive medicine skills and abilities. The Fellow will be incorporated into a large Clinical Risk Management team that monitors nearly 500 drugs and medical devices marketed throughout the world. The CRM Fellow works at a senior level within the team, with support from epidemiologists, regulatory experts, advanced healthcare professionals, data analysts, and clinical scientists and investigators. The curriculum spans a two-year period with increasing responsibility and autonomy, culminating in full responsibility for several actively marketed drugs and devices. The first year curriculum is designed for professional training and development. During the second year, the Fellow will serve as a full level clinical risk management physician, with primary product management responsibilities.
The Fellowship is located in the suburban Philadelphia area of North Wales, Pennsylvania. This site is located within two to three hours of the New York City and Washington D.C. metropolitan areas. The location is easily accessible by public transportation from the city of Philadelphia, but access to a personal automobile is preferred. The cost of living is comparable to most metropolitan areas with a moderate cost of living. The competitive compensation is well above most Fellowship levels and comparable to a full time physician salary. Although health insurance and other benefits are not provided, affordable options are available. While Fellows can subsequently be considered for open positions within Merck, the skills obtained throughout the Fellowship are fully transferable to other pharmaceutical and medical device companies.
Fellowship applicants should be active ACPM members in good standing. Applicants will ideally be in their final year of a Preventive Medicine residency or have graduated from an ACGME-accredited Preventive Medicine residency program. Applicants must possess or be able to obtain an unrestricted US medical license, and must be free of any conflicts of interest with Merck & Co., Inc. and the ACPM. The successful candidate will have excellent epidemiological skills, clinical knowledge and experience, an interest in Pharmacovigilance, along with excellent writing skill and presentation skills.
The Fellowship will be hosting informational sessions and
interviews at the 2012 ACPM Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. We invite you
to inquire about the Fellowship at that time or by contacting the current
Fellows or the Fellowship Director, whose contact information can be obtained
Bonta of ACPM at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Resident Physician Section call for nomination and elections for 2012-2013
The time is approaching quickly for the election of the
Resident Physician Section’s next governing council. We are now
accepting applications for upcoming elections. The RPS Governing Council is a
great way to get involved in the field of Preventive Medicine and with ACPM. To apply for a GC position, please
submit a current CV as well as a brief statement of interest (no more than one
page in length).