PHYSICIANS' ALABAMA OPPORTUNITY FAIR
FEBRUARY 16, 2013
Physicians' Alabama Opportunity Fair
showcasing more than 30 of Alabama's rural communities!
If you are considering a rural or small-town medical practice,
join us on Saturday, February 16, 2013
to explore the opportunities available to you in Alabama.
Click here to go directly to the online physician/student registration form or here for PDF. Community or hospital registration, click here.
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 23rd annual Physicians' Alabama Opportunity Fair will be held at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama on Saturday, February 16, 2013. PAOF is sponsored by 13 health care organizations interested in helping rural Alabama communities facilitate the excellent health care they deserve. More than 30 rural Alabama communities will set up exhibit booths to highlight the resources of their areas and offer you the opportunity to come and practice medicine in a small-town environment.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Because of the generosity of its sponsors, PAOF is FREE for physician attendees. PAOF will reimburse attendees with a small travel stipend after the meeting and one night's accommodations at the Perdido Beach Resort. In addition, a luncheon and a cocktail reception are part of the PAOF experience. Door prizes will be given away throughout the day, with the grand prize of $250 to be drawn for at 5 p.m.!
February 16, 2013
10:00 a.m. Registration Begins
11:30 a.m. Kick-Off Luncheon
1:00 p.m. Exhibits Open for Physicians and Residents
1:00 p.m. Debt Management Seminar for Medical Students
4:00 p.m. Exhibits Close & Cocktail Reception With Community Representatives
5:00 p.m. $250 Grand Prize Drawing!
Dinner on Your Own or With Community Representatives
February 17, 2013
11:00 a.m. Hotel Check-Out
FACTS ABOUT PAOF
PAOF was created in 1990 to assist small Alabama communities in attracting primary care physicians. Sponsors of PAOF are:
· 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
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.
Contact Linda Lee at 334-954-2543, 1-800-293-4783 or email her.