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Evaluations are in and our recent webinar, "Scholarly Activity - What Is It & How To Count It" was a great success!! Thank you to Dr. Phillip Day for presenting this timely topic. Some of the eval comments included:

• "Great topic – the info was very beneficial.
• Excellent – exceeded my expectations.
• Great topic – it affirmed what we are doing and some new ideas.
• Very appropriate topic and worth the time. Very helpful.
• Excellent. Came at the perfect time for our program.
• I thought the topic was covered well and I have a much better understanding than I began with about scholarly activity and good idea for tracking.
• It was a good topic. I don’t recall any previous webinar on this subject."

Be watching for our next webinar regarding the SOAP by Michael King, MD. Remember that as a benefit of being an AFMA member, these webinars are FREE!! Advanced registration is always required and webinars are filled on a first come, first served basis. Non-AFMA members are welcome to register on a space-available basis, though they will be charged a registration fee.

Great job, Annette Binczewski Sheets and your committee!
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Webinar - Scholarly Activity - What Is It & How To Count It

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Time: 2:00pm Central Time/3:00pm Eastern Time
Cost: FREE for all AFMA Members; $25 for non-members
Presenter: Philip Day, PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Description: During this webinar, Dr. Day will review: the various accreditation requirements for Research and Scholarly Activities (RSA); what counts and how to count, resident's RSA efforts; examples of Resident RSA in the Family Medicine department; methods for tracking and encouraging department RSA; and the benefit of RSAs during and after residency.

Objective: Upon completion of this webinar, you will be able to:
1. acquire an understanding of Research and Scholarly Activities and their role in resident training.
2. provide several examples of tracking methods.
3. provide several tactics for encouraging and fostering scholarship in your department.

About the Presenter: Philip Day joined UTSW's Department of Family Medicine in January 2015. he coordinates research, designs curricula, writes grants, and provides ethics lectures to Residents, Medical Students and Faculty members. He previously taught at the University of North Texas where he received a PhD in Philosophy with a concentration in Applied Ethics.

Format: This will be a 45-minute webinar followed by a 15-minute discussion period. Participants will receive copies of the PowerPoint presentation prior to the webinar.

Register: To register for this webinar, please return this form by email to This form must be received to be registered and to receive log-in information. A limited number of "seats" are available. (If paying with a check, please email your form ahead of time and include a copy with your payment.)

Annette Sheets, C-TAGME, Chair & the Audio/Web Conferencing Committee
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