On Saturday, February 25, the District 7 Director and Alternate Director to the GAFP Board of Directors, Drs. Pamela Obi and Christina Douglass, respectively, hosted a wildly successful event in their district in Rome at a lovely new venue, called Grace Events.
Guests were treated with mimosas, delightful brunch treats, and even had the ability to decorate their own cookies to take home. Mini massages for all topped off the day and with the weather being so beautiful, guests were seen chatting and engaging both indoors and out on the patio.
About 50 GAFP members of all types gathered with a large student delegation joining the group from various locations including the Augusta University group in Rome as well as some pre-medical students from Shorter University. Local area residents and their families also joined in the fun as did many of the GAFP active members, including Board Chair Dr. Susana Alfonso, who were on hand to engage with the students and residents.
Many topics of interest to all members were discussed, which ranged from the Joy of Family Medicine as a career, member benefits for all members types, leadership opportunities, the wide range of careers that family medicine has to offer and an update on the GHFA Northwest GA Strike Force. Many of the active physicians spanned across many of the different choices of family medicine as a career and they were able to share much of this with the student group in attendance.
Everyone there remarked on the event’s success and we are sure we will see a spike in attendance and leadership engagement as a result!