2018 PHYSICIANS' ALABAMA
February 17, 2018
Physicians' Alabama Opportunity Fair
showcases more than 30 of Alabama's rural communities as well as Alabama's primary care residency programs!
If you are considering a rural or small-town medical practice, or want to learn more about practicing in rural Alabama,
join us on Saturday, February 17, 2018
to explore the opportunities available to you.
Click here to go directly to the online physician/student registration form. Community or hospital registration coming soon!
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
- Primary care residents
- Medical students in their third or fourth year (limited number)
- Licensed physicians currently practicing, but interested in relocating to a small or rural community
WHAT IS PAOF?
The 26th annual Physicians' Alabama Opportunity Fair will be held at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama on Saturday, February 17, 2018. PAOF is sponsored by 13 health care organizations interested in helping rural Alabama communities facilitate the excellent health care they deserve. Each year, more than 30 rural Alabama communities exhibit highlight the resources of their areas and offer the opportunity to come and practice medicine in a small-town environment. Created in 1990 as a vehicle to match small Alabama communities with primary care physicians, PAOF is a partnership of:
· Alabama Academy of Family Physicians
· Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
· Alabama Department of Public Health
· Alabama Family Practice Rural Health Board
· Alabama Hospital Association
· Alabama Medical Education Consortium
· Alabama Primary Health Care Association
· Alabama Public Health Association
· TAHEC, Inc.
· Medical Association of the State of Alabama
· University of Alabama School of Medicine
· University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Kick-Off Luncheon 11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Featuring Keynote Speaker Julia Booth, MD, FAAFP, Pickens County Primary Care, Reform, AL
Adjourn to Exhibit Hall 1:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Reception 4:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
$250 Grand Prize Drawing! 5:00 p.m.
COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE HIRED PHYSICIANS AS A RESULT OF PAOF
· Sardis City
WHAT FORMER RESIDENTS HAVE HAD TO SAY ABOUT PAOF
"Absolutely wonderful weekend. I met many great potential employers and learned more about areas of Alabama I would like to practice in. Can't imagine a better use of my weekend."
- Past resident/student participant
"This is a wonderful way to see all the different opportunities that are out there for primary care residents. It is a must-see! The location is wonderful and the participants are informative and friendly."
- Charlene Grigsby, former Chief Resident, Family Medicine, University of South Alabama
"I made so many contacts so easily..."
- UAB family practice resident
WHAT FORMER COMMUNITIES HAVE HAD TO SAY ABOUT PAOF
“PAOF is a unique opportunity to showcase the many positive attributes of practicing medicine in a smaller community. The event provides an economical format to gain one-on-one time with future practitioners and their families in a relaxed atmosphere.” Jennie Rhinehart , CEO Community Hospital, Tallassee, AL
“We have attended since its inception and over the years have benefited--onboarding approximately 13 physicians to our medical staff--a composite of family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics and radiology--who were presented to us through PAOF.”--Sue Robertson, Marshall Health System
“Dr. Agustin Flores filled a very important position as staff physician at Sardis City Medical Center. We would never have know about him had it not been for PAOF. This carefully organized event is critical to keep our medical school graduates and Alabama-residency graduates in this state.”--Amelia Wofford, Quality of Life Health Services, Inc.