What an exciting start to my presidency in KAFP!!

I had a great time at ALF-NCSC in Kansas City the first week of May. It was very refreshing to meet family docs still excited for their profession and full of ideas to keep us all fired up! It was great to meet the young physicians from Kentucky that I hadn’t already met. I came away with a sense of calm regarding the future of our Academy after interacting with these future leaders.

My second week in office I was glad to be invited to the retreat for the UK Dept of Community and Family Medicine at Natural Bridge. They had a great program led by Dr. Tony Kuzel from the Medical College of Virginia family practice residency programs. He spoke on transitioning teaching in residencies to include PCMH. He is also very active with the VAFP and had some good ideas on partnering with medical schools/residency programs to bring CME to our members.

Please respond to this blog with areas of concern for you as an academy member. We are tackling issues of prescription drug abuse, and the new KASPER requirements, scope of practice issues with NPs in our state, rolling out an invigorated social media presence, and continuing efforts to ensure all Kentuckians have access to a family physician. Join in the discussion and help us lead our academy to the next level.