Join us for the next Bite-Sized Learning Session on Sunday, July 19, at 8 p.m. live on the OAFP Facebook page.
Moderated by OAFP President-Elect Mike Sevilla, MD, this week’s session will feature Renee Crichlow, MD, FAAFP, president of the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Crichlow is a full spectrum family medicine physician who sees patients at the University of Minnesota Physicians Broadway Family Medicine Clinic. She also serves as the director of advocacy and policy within the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Crichlow is the co-founder of The Ladder, a youth health career mentorship program in North Minneapoli, which has been engaging learners and physicians at every level. In addition, Dr. Crichlow has extensive experience in teaching health policy, community engagement, and leadership.
Dr. Crichlow’s clinic was affected during the Minneapolis demonstrations in May. From that experience, she and another family physician, Andrea Westby, MD, authored the article Our Minneapolis Clinic was Ransacked and Damaged after the Murder of George Floyd. We’re not Mad (at Protestors).
More information about the clinic and aftermaths of the demonstrations were also described in an article in MedPage Today.
Drs. Crichlow and Sevilla will have an honest conversation about family medicine and social justice. With a focus on advocacy, leadership, social determinants of health, and racism’s contribution to health and social inequalities. This session will be a valuable discussion for all.
This series of Bite-Sized Learning Sessions has been created to serve as an opportunity for members to come together during a time when connecting and learning from each other is crucial. Join family physician presenters as they share their story of transition, practice pivot, or a newfound joy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The OAFP will host these learning sessions on Sunday evenings (as we have speakers and topics), beginning at 8 p.m. Members can join the conversation by logging on to the OAFP Facebook page to watch live. We’ll open with a brief welcome and turn it over to the moderator and presenter to share. Live viewers can submit questions and comments through Facebook comments throughout the session. The sessions will be 60 minutes or less!
- Sunday, August 2, at 8 p.m. with Danny Lewis, MD, president-elect of the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians
- Sunday, August 16, at 8 p.m. with Kyle Jones, MD, president of the Utah Academy of Family Physicians.
If you have suggestions for future learning sessions or have a story to tell yourself, please contact Kaitlin McGuffie.