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Biographical Sketch and Vision Statement for the Governor

Biographical Sketch and Vision Statement for the Governor

John E. Erickson, MD, FACP

EDUCATION: BA, Bowdoin College MD, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester


PRESENT POSITION: Private Practice, General Internal Medicine, InterMed, Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Maine Medical Center

ACP ACTIVITIES: ACP Fellowship 2010

CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT/LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: Governor's Advisory Council 1997-2002, Chairperson Scientific Program Maine Chapter Annual Meeting 1997, Member, Scientific Program Committee for Maine Chapter Annual Meeting 2004, Attendance at Maine Chapter Annual Meetings

HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: Curriculum Committee, Internal Medicine Residency, Volunteer and member Casco Bay Friends of Safe Passage, Chair, Ministerial Endowment Fund, First Parish Church of Yarmouth, UCC

OTHER APPOINTMENTS: Specialty Education Coordinator for Continuity Clinic, MMC, Assistant Clinical Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Optimization of hypertension management in the outpatient Internal Medicine practice Medical education, working with learning challenges in postgraduate trainees and teaching communication skills through OSCEs

Vision Statement

Amidst the uncertainty of infrastructure, payment, and unprecedented public demand for transparency, the ACP must moderate disparate interests of generalists, ambulists, hospitalists, subspecialists, academics and researchers, speaking with a common voice for a specialty that prides itself for intellectual curiosity, care of the whole person and continual betterment of medicine. Being the "oldest" as well as a geographically dispersed state, Maine needs Internists, but recruitment and maintaining close professional ties remains a very real challenge. Fortunately, in spite of the distance between Kittery and Fort Kent, there has always been deep and genuine collegiality within the Maine Chapter. I see the ACP in an increasingly important role working with the MPN, MMC Medicine Residency, Tufts / MMC Medical School and UNECOM to nurture young Internists (to be) and help them find a "fit" with Maine hospitals and practices. If the ACP speaks with a proud, clear voice, we'll all flourish!