Bite-Sized Learning

2020 Archived Sessions  |  2021 Archived Sessions

The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) will again host monthly, mildly-moderated learning sessions on Sundays at 7 p.m. Members can join the conversation by logging on to the OAFP Facebook or YouTube page to watch live.

For our third year of Bite-Sized Learning Sessions, we hope to not only provide educational topics and important clinical information from some of our sponsors and Partners in Health, but also bring you stories of current medical students, family medicine residents, and physicians. We hope you’ll join us live to share in that time–it’s needed now more than ever!

Each session will be moderated by OAFP Immediate Past President Mike Sevilla, MD, FAAFP, and include a variety of speakers and topics. Following each interview, we open it up for a live Q&A through Facebook and YouTube comments before signing off. The sessions are 30 to 45 minutes of education and fun!

All 2022 learning sessions will be recorded and available below and on the OAFP Facebook page and YouTube channel for future viewing.

Financial support for this program was provided by the AAFP Foundation to the Family Medicine Philanthropic Consortium (FMPC) and is funded by members like you! Help programs like this continue to support family medicine by giving to the AAFP Foundation. Select “Chapter Grants” when making your gift online. Thank you!

Bite-Sized Learning: Academy Leadership at Work
October 30, 2022
This session of the OAFP Bite-Sized Learning program discusses advocacy in family medicine and provides an overview and personal experience of the 2022 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) National Conference of Constituency Leaders and AAFP Congress of Delegates (COD), from two OAFP leaders.

Watch the session to hear from delegates and alternate delegates to these national meetings as they provide an update on actions taken by your Academy during the 2022 COD, what these experiences mean to them as family physician leaders, how advocacy plays a part for every family physician, and what you can expect heading into 2023.

Bite-Sized Learning: A New Member Benefit
September 25, 2022
Richard Whitney, MD, FASAM, medical director of the Ohio Physicians Health Program (OhioPHP) joins session moderator, Mike Sevilla, MD, FAAFP, to talk about substance use disorder, the One-Bite Program, and services and programs offered by OhioPHP.

Additionally, Dr. Whitney shares insight from a survey OhioPHP conducted in August 2021, in collaboration with 13 of Ohio’s Professional Licensing Boards. The comprehensive survey was deployed to all of Ohio’s health care professionals about the impact COVID-19 has had on their mental health and well-being. Over 13,000 professionals responded to the survey.

Listen in to learn more about the valuable resources OhioPHP has and what the survey results showed from the physician community.

Bite-Sized Learning: A New Member Benefit
August 28, 2022
Moderated by OAFP Past President Mike Sevilla, MD, FAAFP, this session features the OAFP’s Easy Performance Improvement (EasyPI), a peer-reviewed, curated collection of online educational resources launched in the summer of 2022 to support family physicians in completing a self-guided PI project in practice and receive credit for the work they do.

EasyPI will guide you through the process of evaluating background information for a specific condition, determining how this information should drive patient care, and implementing team-based practice change to improve patient outcomes.

Listen in to this session to learn more from project champion Ryan Kauffman, MD, FAAFP, who shares how this initiative was created and what it means for you and your PI work!

Bite-Sized Learning: Student Achievements
July 17, 2022
Moderated by OAFP Past President Mike Sevilla, MD, FAAFP, this session features Jamie Pandey, MPH, third-year medical student, and Michaela Ward, second-year medical student, both from Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine. Jamie and Michaela were selected as 2021 American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (AAFP Foundation) Family Medicine Leads (FML) Emerging Leader Institute Scholars.

This signature education program of the AAFP Foundation, focuses on the future of the family medicine specialty by supporting efforts to fill the workforce pipeline with the best and the brightest, as well as developing more and better trained family medicine leaders through attendance at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students (National Conference), and participation in the FML Emerging Leader Institute. Thirty medical students and residents are selected annually as scholars.

Jamie and Michaela began their experience at the 2021 National Conference, not only attending as conference participants but also taking part in in-depth workshops in three leadership tracks (Policy & Public Health, Personal & Practice, and Philanthropic & Mission-Driven).

Over the past year, Jamie and Michaela have been working with family physician mentors to develop and complete a leadership project based on one of the three leadership tracks.

Listen to the discussion to learn more about their projects, the experience overall, and more!

Bite-Sized Learning: All Things National Conference
June 12, 2022
Moderated by OAFP Past President Mike Sevilla, MD, FAAFP, this session features student and resident leaders sharing all of the exciting details about the American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference of Family Medicine Residents & Medical Students (National Conference).

Panelists include:
  • AuBree LaForce, MD, 2021 Student National Conference Chair
  • Lizzy McIntosh, MD, 2017 Student National Conference Chair and 2020 Resident National Congress Chair
  • Olivia Dhaliwal, 2022 National Conference Student Delegate
  • Rommel Morales, 2022 National Congress Alternate Student Delegate.

Bite-Sized Learning: The Family Medicine Match
April 3, 2022
Moderated by OAFP Past President Mike Sevilla, MD, FAAFP, this session features four, graduating medical students that recently matched in family medicine. The panel of students share their journey to family medicine and how they each navigated the match process.

Our panelists include:
  • Emily Balon, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, matched in family medicine at the Family Medicine Residency Program of Western Montana.
  • Jacob Brock, NEOMED, matched in family medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Family Medicine Residency Program.
  • Henrietta Cautin, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, matched in family medicine at the Wright State University Family Medicine Residency Program.
  • Cody Klinker, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, matched in family medicine at the Riverside Methodist Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program.

For Match resources, visit the American Academy of Family Physicians website.

Bite-Sized Learning: The Fentanyl Generation
March 20, 2022
Moderated by OAFP Past President Mike Sevilla, MD, FAAFP, this session features Beth Weinstock, MD, a family physician at Equitas Health in Columbus, OH, and a mother of four whose eldest son, Eli, died in March 2021 when he unintentionally ingested fentanyl. This conversation is a follow-up to Dr. Weinstock’s article in spring 2022 edition of The Ohio Family Physician. Dr. Weinstock shares her story of grief and how it has led her to a new mission in life.

In September 2021, Dr. Weinstock and her daughter launched the non-profit BirdieLight, to educate parents and young people on ways to reduce the harms posed by fentanyl use. Visit the BirdieLight website for more information and educational materials.

Bite-Sized Learning: AAFP Health Equity Fellow Creates New Curriculum
February 20, 2022
Moderated by OAFP Past President Mike Sevilla, MD, FAAFP, this session features Christen Johnson, MD, MPH, sharing her experience participating in the American Academy of Family Physicians Health Equity Fellowship Program and the project that resulted from her participation.

Through her fellowship, Dr. Johnson took the work she had done in residency and amplified it to develop a curriculum that could reach a broader audience. The curriculum she developed during the yearlong process covers issues such as advocacy, social determinants of health, and cultural humility from a critical race theory lens.

Listen in to this valuable conversation. From her journey to family medicine, connecting with strong mentors, and all of the experiences that have led to a passion for health equity, advocacy, and teaching–Dr. Johnson covers it all!

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If you have suggestions for future learning sessions or have a story to tell yourself, please contact Kaitlin McGuffie.


For more information on sponsoring a learning session, please view the rate card and agreement, contact Lauren Heberling, or call 614.914.5627.