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House staff have the opportunity to participate in “BREWING IDEAS COFFEE CORNER”, and “THE INNOVATION COHORT” which provide opportunities to harness innovative ideas. Residents and fellows can apply to the MaineHealth Innovation Fund, which is an internal funding mechanism to foster and accelerate innovation.

Learn more about Innovation programs.

Medical Education

Fellows with interest in medical education have access to resources to help them develop as an educator. Through the MMC Institute for Teaching Excellence (MITE Academy), fellows have access to asynchronous curriculum such as MITE Best Practices in Teaching Online, MITE Curriculum Development Guide, MITE Mentoring Guide, MITE Physicians as Educators, Flipped Classroom and MITE clinical teaching certificate which can be completed during elective time.

Fellows supervise medical students from Tufts University Medical School-Maine Track and house staff in residency programs at Maine Medical Center. Interprofessional education is highly valued at our institution.


Basic, translational and clinical research opportunities are available through MaineHealth Institute for Research and fellows can collaborate with scientists at Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE). Through MITE, Fellows can asynchronously complete a course on MITE Physicians as Researchers and MITE Best Practices in Manuscript Peer Review. A competitive grant is available for housestaff interested in mentored research. Monthly research meetings in the Cardiac Service Line serve as an avenue for fellows to present their research ideas to scientists from MMCRI for suggestions on how to develop research projects as well as obtain funding.

Quality Improvement

Mentorship exists within the Cardiac Service Line for quality improvement projects. MITE offers an asynchronous course on Quality Improvement Science Guide (QISG) which provides trainees with the tools and guides necessary to execute an impactful and sustainable quality improvement project. GME mandates Patient Safety Quality Improvement (PSQI) course for graduation which provides every resident/ fellow with the minimum threshold education

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Maine Medical Center Scheduled to Open Malone Family Tower on June 9

The eight-story cardiac and cardiovascular care tower expands Maine Medical Center’s capacity to provide specialized, high-quality care.

Pen Bay, Waldo Care Team Members Honored with Awards

Eight care team members from Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital were recently honored with employee awards during ceremonies held on the hospital campuses.

Johndro Named Practice Manager at Waldo Surgical Associates

Waldo County General Hospital is pleased to announce that Patrick Johndro, RN, has been named practice manager for the hospital’s Surgical Associates practice.

Pen Bay Medical Center Welcomes Students from Maine Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine

Pen Bay Medical Center is pleased to welcome Julia Hutchings-Sakaue and Chanya Elkins, third-year medical students enrolled in the Maine Track program of Tufts University School of Medicine. They will spend the next nine months rotating through the departments of Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Surgery and Family Medicine, among others.