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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. 

Summer 2023 Vol5 Issue2

Winter 2024 Vol6 Issue1

Volume 6, Issue 1 (2024) Winter 2024

Invited Editorials

Original Research


Use of Syringe Service Programs in Rural vs Urban Maine: A Harm-Reduction Study
Lisa W. Miller, Kim Murray, Emma DayBranch, and Kinna Thakarar


Geographic Distribution of Melanoma Cases in Maine: Identifying Vulnerable Counties for Targeted Intervention
Joshua R. Parbs, Madeline Prentiss, Calla Hladky, Henry Stoddard, Kathryn Stevens, Elizabeth V. Seiverling, and Peggy Cyr

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Exemplars


Results of a Needs Assessment: Use of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Health Systems in Maine
Lucy Soule, Melissa Fairfield, Sivana Barron, Natalie Kuhn, and Brandy Brown

Case Report

Research and Quality Improvement Briefs


Maine Medical Center Experience with Explantation of Left Ventricular Assist Devices
Laura Onderko, Lauren Vickerson, and Andrew Schwartzman


Sports-Related Concussion Management and Guideline Awareness in the Primary Care Setting
Stephanie K. Eble, Oleksandra Pashchenko, William Patterson, Christina T. Holt, William Dexter, and Kristine Karlson


COVID-19 Prevalence and Trends Among Pregnant and Postpartum Persons in Maine by Rurality and Pregnancy Conditions
Charlie O. Grantham; Christina M. Ackerman-Banks MD; Heather S. Lipkind MD, MS; Kristin Palmsten ScD; and Katherine A. Ahrens MPH, PhD


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