Duke Family Medicine doctors present at national conference

Monday, August 18, 2014

Duke Family Medicine residents, faculty and staff attended the 2014 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 7-9.

Duke Family Medicine Residency Program Director Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, M.D., FAAFP, third-year residents Aaron George, DO and Bret Powell, DO, and second-year resident Farhad Modarai, DO presented workshops at the conference on topics such as leadership development, skills for the 21stcentury family physician and improving the health of communities. Duke student Simon Tesfamarian presented a poster titled “Direct Primary Care (DPC): Characteristics of an Evolving Practice Model.”

Approximately 90 students attended each workshop, and most students later showed interest in the residency program and its population health curriculum by stopping by the residency program booth.

Second-year resident Nikki Henry, M.D., and Drs. George and Martinez-Bianchi also attended a global health networking meeting that brought significant numbers of students to the residency program booth who were interested in global health issues.

Also at the conference, third-year resident Jon Bonnet received the Tomorrow’s Leader
Award, a scholarship specially funded by the AAFP Foundation through the Cynthia W. Weber Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Jody Crabtree, program coordinator for the Duke Family Medicine Residency Program, attended the conference for the first time this year. She said it was a wonderful experience to see the residents speak about their Duke “family” and how they made the right decision in choosing this residency program.

Also in on the fun was Dr. Martinez-Bianchi’s son, Francesco, 12. He helped present on what a day in the life of a family doctor will be like in 2030. Video below:

[YOUTUBE VIDEO] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_WRa-TFc10