It is a New Year for the NMPRA
TRISTAN MCPHERSON, MD, NMPRA PRESIDENT
It is incredibly exciting to begin another academic year and have the chance to welcome our colleagues in the PGY- 1 class. We at NMPRA are hopeful that your transition has gone well, and, as usual, are amazed by the skill, talent, and knowledge possessed by the new- est members of the Med-Peds com- munity. I am quite confident that there are fantastic opportunities and careers awaiting each of you and hope that NMPRA is an integral part of helping you find them.
As an organization, we work to pro- vide support, education, and advance- ment for each of our members, and have been able to do this in a number of ways through national and regional meetings, study/travel grants, as well as job postings and fellowship oppor- tunities. For 2014-2015, to further meet these goals we have had the privilege of opening a new research grant and revi- talizing our program representative po- sitions. Also, we are busily preparing for our National Conference on Saturday, October 11, 2014 in San Diego, CA.
We are in the process of expanding our medical student involvement through an organized section of NMPRA, and are working to provide more infor- mation and support to those medical schools without Med-Peds residency programs. Finally, we are also search- ing for additional areas of resident in- volvement in policy, community out- reach, and academic development and will be providing more informa- tion over the upcoming weeks. In short, lots of things are happening in the NMPRA!
“We work to provide support, education, and advancement.”
With this in mind, we are continually looking to improve and expand our efforts to meet resident needs, and solicit your thoughts and ideas. Please feel free to contact the board mem- bers at any time, and we will always do our best to assist you and help you get involved. It is a privilege for both I and the other board members to serve you in these roles, and look forward to working with you over the next few months.