Workforce Training During COVID-19
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This LIVE CME panel discussion will explore how training our health care workforce has changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. $25 for practicing physicians; no cost for residents and medical students. Pre-registration required. Register » | Event details »

 Export to Your Calendar 11/10/2020
When: Tuesday, November 10, 2020
7:00 - 8:00 pm Central
Where: online

Online registration is available until: 11/9/2020
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Traditionally, medical students and other health care trainees have robust, direct clinical exposure built into their medical education. With the onset of COVID-19, the safety considerations for early learners has been balanced against the need for training our future workforce, reducing opportunities for direct clinical experience. There have also been changes in patient care that have allowed new opportunities for patient contact. Our panel of family medicine educators from across Minnesota, along with a current medical student, will discuss the recent changes in health care training and share a forecast for the future.



Sandy Stover, MD, FAAFP Sandy Stover, MD, FAAFP

Family Physician and Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus

Stover practiced for 28 years in Grand Marais, Minnesota, before joining faculty at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus. Her rural practice included obstetrics, emergency services and both clinical and hospital care. She is interested in community-based emergency services, palliative work, end-of-life care and the delivery of obstetrical care in rural communities.

Rebekah Fiers Rebekah Fiers

Medical Student, University of Minnesota Medical School

Fiers is a third-year medical student interested in family medicine. She began her training at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus, where she led the Family Medicine Interest Group there. She is a past recipient of a MAFP Foundation Innovation & Research grant and the 2020-2021 MAFP Student Director.

Angela Smithson, MD, MPH, FANA Angela Smithson, MD, MPH, FANA

Family Physician and Assistant Professor, Program Director, University of Minnesota St John’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency

Smithson is the director of the University of Minnesota St. John’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency. Previously, she taught and practiced at the University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency and obtained her MPH from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health in community health education. She also practiced full scope family medicine for 11 years and served as medical director of Family Health Services Minnesota, P.A. In 2010, she joined faculty at the St. John’s program and became its director in 2015. Her work passions include improving team-based clinical care, managing chronic disease and promoting the importance of full spectrum family medicine to trainees and communities.

David Power, MBBS, MPH David Power, MBBS, MPH

Family Physician, Professor and Director of Medical Student education, University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Power is a professor who has worked in medical student education in family medicine at the University of Minnesota for over 20 years. He precepts and sees patients with the University of Minnesota St. Joseph’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency in St. Paul. He is active nationally with the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and Alliance for Clinical Education and has published over 50 articles—many dealing with medical student education. He also completed a fellowship in faculty development and an MPH in epidemiology at the University of Minnesota. He is currently a member of the medical advisory board of the National Kidney Foundation’s Minnesota chapter.

Kirby Clark, MD Kirby Clark, MD

Family Physician and Assistant Professor, Director, University of Minnesota Rural and Metropolitan Physician Associate Programs

Clark is a family physician and directs the Rural and Metropolitan Physician Associate Programs at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his medical degree at the University of Minnesota and residency at the University of Minnesota St. John’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency. He previously served eight years as the associate program director at St. John’s residency and has taught a number of medical school and residency courses. He has a special interest in continuity of care and longitudinal learning experiences.


Zoom Details

Zoom meeting participation details will be provided in your registration confirmation email. (If you are registered and have not received the information, contact us before the program begins.)



  • $25 for practicing physicians
  • $0 for family medicine residents and medical students

Registration will remain open through November 9. Pre-registration is required.


Special offer: Register for Dest[IN]ation CME first (and before October 25, 2020) to receive a coupon code to attend this LIVE CME session at no cost. (Note: You must receive the code before registering for this event.)

Cancellation/Refund/No-Show Policy – Cancellations must be received by in writing at least one day prior to the event to receive a full refund of the registration fee. No refunds will be provided for no-shows or cancellations received after that date.

Continuing Medical Education

Participants must register in order to receive CME.

AAFP Credit System Approved

Activity #90124:
The AAFP has reviewed Workforce Training during COVID-19 and deemed it acceptable for up to 1.00 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 11/10/2020 to 11/10/2020. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


AMA/AAFP Equivalency: AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

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