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The Journal of Maine Medical Center (JMMC) was founded by the Department of Medical Education, Maine Medical Center, in 2018.   It is an open-access journal that applies the Creative Commons licenses (CC-BY) to all works published. It is devoted to supporting the academic mission through publication of high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarly work. Areas of focus include health care innovation, interprofessional healthcare and education, rural medicine and professional engagement and development. 

From the Editor

Original Research

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Changing the Surgical Residency: A Mixed-Methods Study of Residents’ and Faculty Experiences One Year After Implementation
Sarah B. Cairo, Wendy Craig, Caitlin Gutheil, Paul K. J. Han, Kristiina Hyrkas, Lynda Macken, and Jim Whiting

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Faculty Entrustment of Students in the Core Clerkships: A Comparison between the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship and the Block Clerkship
Robert L. Trowbridge, Marybeth D. Ford, Jenny L. Carwile, Eliza R. Bullis, and Robert G. Bing-You

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Physician Gender Impact on Obesity Care in the Academic Ambulatory Setting
Peggy R. Cyr MD; Christina Holt MD, MSc; Amy Haskins PhD; Karyn King MD; Robert Post MD; Derjung M. Tarn; and Arch Mainous PhD

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Exemplars

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Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening Decision Making Processes
Kathleen M. Fairfield, Christine B. Peura, Elizabeth Herrle, Lauren G. Daniels, Debra L. Pyle, Mary McDonough, Mark P. Bouchard, Donald Medd, Neil Korsen, and Paul K. J. Han

Innovation Highlights

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Using Physician Champions to Extend the Reach of the Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0 Obesity Prevention Program in Clinical Practice
Michael Dedekian, Jackie Vine, Jonathan Fanburg, Naomi Anderson Schucker, and Victoria Rogers

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Bringing Upstairs Care Downstairs; Integration of Rehabilitation Medicine, Care Management, and the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) into an Emergency Department.
Robert Anderson, Molly Anderson, Rhonda Babine, Farid Feghali, Elizabeth Dunstan, Matthew Glazer, Susan Horton, Stephanie O'Brien, Elizabeth Pontius, David Smith, Megan Viens, and Heather Williams

Case Reports

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A Case Report of Water Hemlock Poisoning
Blue Butterfield, Alicia Bond MD, Dan Meyer, Gary DiPerna, and Tamas Peredy MD

Review

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Increasing Actual and Perceived Burden of Tick-Borne Disease in Maine
Robert P. Smith MD MPH, Carol A. McCarthy MD, and Susan P. Elias PhD

Commentaries

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