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'COPD Comprehensive' Materials Created With Family Medicine Residents in Mind

Dec 7, 2011 - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, and asthma combined account for 20 percent of visits to family physicians in this country. This prevalence of COPD in patients cared for most often by family physicians led the AAFP, in collaboration with the Association of Family Medicine...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20111207copdcomprehensive.html

'Flipped Classroom' Format to Be Piloted at FMX in Denver

May 1, 2015 - Attendees at this year's AAFP Family Medicine Experience in Denver will be treated to a first for this venue: the chance to participate in CME offered in a flipped classroom format.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150501flippedclass.html

2016 Match Sets Record for Family Medicine Choice

Mar 18, 2016 - The 2016 Match saw the highest number ever of graduating medical students choosing family medicine, but the results still fall short of the nation's workforce needs.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160318match.html

2019 NRMP Match Marks Decade of Growth for Family Medicine

Mar 15, 2019 - The 2019 Match numbers mark a decade of year-over-year growth for family medicine, with a total of 3,848 medical students and graduates matching into the specialty -- 313 more than in 2018.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190315matchday.html

AAFP Applauds Top 21 FP-producing Medical Schools

Jan 9, 2017 - The AAFP sent congratulatory letters to 21 U.S. allopathic medical schools for graduating high percentages of students entering family medicine residencies during the 2015-2016 academic year.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170109topschools.html

AAFP Celebrates New Recruits to Family Medicine, Acknowledges Work Ahead

Mar 20, 2015 - The National Resident Matching Program announced the results of the 2015 Match, which showed that 3,060 graduating medical students chose a career in family medicine.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150320match.html

AAFP Census Survey Sorts Out 2011 Match Statistics

Nov 2, 2011 - The 2011 National Resident Matching Program, also known as the Match, generated good news in terms of the number of medical students matching into family medicine residencies, but a closer examination of those Match results reveals that the small, incremental increases in interest in ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/201111022011matchwrapup.html

AAFP Changes CME Reporting Process to Reflect New AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Rule

Apr 27, 2011 - Because of a new rule governing the AMA's Physician's Recognition Award, or PRA, Category 1 Credit that will take effect on July 1, the AAFP has made changes in the way physician-learners can claim credit for some of its learning materials, including those from American Family ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20110427amaprachanges.html

AAFP CME Requirement Changes Benefit Family Physicians

Jul 14, 2016 - To simplify CME requirements for members, the AAFP Board of Directors has approved condensing about half of informal CME activities into one category for scholarly activities.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160714cmestreamline.html

AAFP Creates Primary Care Innovation Fellowship

Jul 19, 2017 - The application process is now open for the AAFP's new Primary Care Innovation Fellowship; applications are due by Aug. 31.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170719innovationfellowship.html

AAFP Credit System Launches Blended Learning CME

Aug 18, 2017 - The AAFP Credit System's new blended learning activity type helps physicians earn AAFP CME credit in ways that best match their learning styles.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170818blendedlearning.html

AAFP Credit System Reconsiders Functional Medicine Topics

Mar 28, 2018 - Effective immediately, the AAFP Credit System will begin approving functional medicine topics in accordance with its eligibility requirements and topic-specific guidance from the Commission on Continuing Professional Development.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180328functionalmed.html

AAFP Credit System Unveils New Seal

Aug 26, 2019 - The AAFP Credit System has unveiled a new seal that CME providers can use to show their education has been vetted and approved by the AAFP.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190826creditsystemseal.html

AAFP Delegation Stands Up for Residency Teaching Faculty

Jun 19, 2019 - AAFP delegates supported physicians-in-training during this year's AMA House of Delegates annual meeting as they sought to ensure that their instructors can devote adequate time to teaching duties.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190619ama-educ.html

AAFP Hosts Launch of 25 x 2030 Student Choice Collaborative

Sep 5, 2018 - A new initiative will work to ensure that by 2030, 25 percent of U.S. medical school seniors will select family medicine as their specialty.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180905twentyfiveby2030.html

AAFP Invites FPs to Upcoming PQRS Webcast

Jan 28, 2016 - The AAFP will host a live webcast on Feb. 11 designed to help physicians meet their Physician Quality Reporting System requirements.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160128pqrswebcast.html

AAFP Joins Brief Supporting Diversity in Med School Admissions

Nov 20, 2015 - The AAFP recently joined a number of other organizations in a friend-of-the-court brief to the U.S. Supreme Court supporting diversity in medical education.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20151120diversityamicusbrief.html

AAFP Launches New Audio Journal Products

Aug 6, 2019 - Two new audio products from the AAFP provide members easy access to select content from the Academy journals FPM and American Family Physician.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190806journalaudio.html

AAFP NRN Plays Key Role in Upgrading Health Literacy Toolkit

Apr 17, 2015 - To help physicians better communicate with their patients about health information, the AAFP National Research Network helped update the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150417literacytoolkit.html

AAFP Offering Board Exam Self-Study Online

Oct 8, 2012 - Family physicians preparing for the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) board exam now have access to the breadth of the AAFP's board review course in an online format. According to Kathy Marian, M.Ed., AAFP manager of CME standards and outcomes, the new interactive learning ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20121008onlineboardreview.html

AAFP President-elect Hosts AMSA Webinar on Rural Primary Care

Oct 8, 2014 - On Oct. 9, AAFP President-elect Robert Wergin, M.D., of Milford, Neb., will host a webinar sponsored by the American Medical Student Association that focuses on rural primary care. It's a chance for medical students to discover the rich rewards of this practice setting.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20141008werginwebinar.html

AAFP Promotes Health Equity Curricular Toolkit

Aug 12, 2019 - The AAFP has unveiled its Health Equity Curricular Toolkit, a structured curricular tool intended to facilitate discussions between clinical and public health learners and primary care faculty about social determinants of health and related issues.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190812healtheqcurrictoolkit.html

AAFP Proposal Presses for GME System Reform to Meet Nation's Primary Care Needs

Sep 17, 2014 - During a recent press event at the Capitol, the AAFP announced the release of a proposal that aims to reform the U.S. graduate medical education (GME) system. The Academy's five-point plan would, among other things, significantly change the way GME is financed.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140917gmeproposal.html

AAFP Recruiting FP Practices in Indiana, Wisconsin for Cardiovascular Health QI Initiative

May 18, 2011 - Family physician practices in two states now have the opportunity to really sink their teeth into quality improvement, or QI, thanks to the Healthy Communities Collaborative, or HCC, a performance improvement CME program developed by the AAFP in collaboration with the Indiana AFP and ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20110518hccrecruits.html

AAFP Redesigns Family Medicine Board Review Products

Oct 6, 2014 - After an exhaustive faculty panel review, the Academy created an all-new AAFP Family Medicine Board Review Express live course and AAFP Family Medicine Board Review Self-Study Package.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20141006boardrreviewupdt.html

AAFP Responds to Proposed Shifts in Family Medicine Residency Requirements

May 7, 2013 - The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires all medical specialties to review and revise their residency program requirements on a regular basis. This year, however, the ACGME is implementing a new system dubbed the Next Accreditation System, which has ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130507acgmereqs.html

AAFP Seeks 2016-2017 Vaccine Science Fellowship Applicants

Apr 6, 2016 - The Academy is looking for the next generation of vaccine science leaders and is accepting applications for its 2016-2017 Vaccine Science Fellowship program.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160406vaccinefellow.html

AAFP Seeks Simpler Path for Residents to Train Across State Lines

Sep 1, 2017 - The AAFP is seeking support for simplifying the licensing process for medical residents who train in programs that have facilities in multiple jurisdictions.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170901interstatetraining.html

AAFP Students, Residents Elect New Leaders for Coming Year

Aug 3, 2015 - More than 1,100 family medicine residents and 1,200 medical students gathered at the 2015 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, where new leaders were elected to champion family medicine.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150803ncelections.html

AAFP Supports Bill Providing 'Sunshine' Exemption for Educational Materials

Nov 5, 2014 - Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, introduced legislation that would provide a clear exemption from reporting requirements for educational materials such as peer-reviewed textbooks and journal article reprints that physicians obtain when they attend educational seminars or similar ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20141105burgessltr.html

AAFP Takes Historic Look Back in 2015 Match Analysis

Oct 21, 2015 - In two recent articles, AAFP experts compared historic National Resident Matching Program data and looked at U.S. graduating seniors' entry into family medicine programs.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20151021matchanalysis.html

AAFP Throws Support Behind Bill That Would Safeguard CME

Jun 18, 2015 - The AAFP has joined more than 100 other organizations in supporting a House bill that would correct a CMS misinterpretation of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act and ensure that medical textbooks and peer-reviewed medical reprints and journals are excluded from reporting requirements.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150618sunshinecmebill.html

AAFP Tool Can Connect GME Programs, Save Family Medicine Slots

Jul 1, 2017 - The AAFP has launched a new online tool to help smooth the coming transition to a single graduate medical education accreditation system in 2020.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170701residencyexplorer.html

AAFP Updates CME Faculty Recruitment, Selection Process

Apr 3, 2013 - The AAFP Division of Continuing Medical Education (DCME) aims to provide a professionally rewarding and personally fulfilling experience for everyone involved in the creation of CME, according to DCME Medical Director Ann Karty, M.D. With that in mind, the Academy is moving to optimize ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130403cmefaculty.html

AAFP Urges Comprehensive Approach to Increasing FP Workforce

Mar 21, 2014 - The AAFP recently released a policy document that outlines how the nation could resolve its chronic shortage of family physicians by implementing targeted policies that value primary care. The revised policy paper, titled Family Physician Workforce Reform: Recommendations of the ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140321workforcereform.html

AAFP Weighs in With Its 'Vision for the Future'

Jan 23, 2019 - The AAFP responded to a draft report by the American Board of Medical Specialties Vision for the Future Commission with recommendations to make continuing board certification work for family physicians.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190123visioncomments.html

AAFP, ABFM to Launch Unified Credit Reporting Process

Jul 10, 2017 - The AAFP and the American Board of Family Medicine are working to create a more seamless credit-reporting experience for family physicians who complete certain performance improvement activities.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170710unifiedpicme.html

AAFP, Other Groups Laud Macy Foundation's 'Call to Action' on GME

Jun 8, 2011 - The AAFP and four other family medicine organizations are praising the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation for its recent call to action to change the U.S. graduate medical education, or GME, system to make it more responsive to the needs of the American people.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20110608gmeconfsumm.html

AAFP, Rhode Island Medical Board Pioneer New CME Benefit

Sep 11, 2018 - Rhode Island's Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline has begun excluding AAFP members from its biennial CME audit for license renewals.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180911ricmeaudit.html

AAFP.org's CME Search Feature Now More Robust, Intuitive

May 16, 2014 - To better answer your CME needs, AAFP.org just upped its game. Now, Academy members can quickly and easily find every AAFP-certified CME activity that providers want displayed thanks to an enhanced search function that went live this week.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140516cmesearch.html

AAFP's LearningLink Adds Series on Thromboprophylaxis in Atrial Fibrillation

Jul 20, 2011 - The AAFP's online classroom, LearningLink, has been updated with a new two-part CME series about thromboprophylaxis in patients with atrial fibrillation. The series reviews and applies evidence-based guidelines for thrombotic risk stratification and prevention of stroke in patients with...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20110720thrombolearnlink.html

AAFP's PerformanceNavigator Honored for Novel Approach to CME

Mar 8, 2017 - The AAFP recently received the 2017 Innovative Format Award from the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions for its PerformanceNavigator CME product.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170308perfnavaward.html

AAMC Releases Inaugural Report on Residents

Feb 23, 2015 - The Association of American Medical Colleges recently released the inaugural issue of a comprehensive report on U.S. medical students and residents.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150223aamcresidency.html

AAMC Road Map Seeks to Update, Strengthen U.S. GME System

Mar 16, 2015 - The Association of American Medical Colleges recently released a five-year plan -- or road map -- aimed at strengthening the U.S. graduate medical education system.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150316aamcroadmap.html

ABFM Continues Certification Process Upgrades

Jan 25, 2012 - In its effort to emphasize continuous, lifelong learning, the American Board of Family Medicine continues to enhance its Maintenance of Certification for Family Physicians (MC-FP) program. Among the changes are new MC-FP entry and re-entry requirements for family physicians seeking to ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20120125abfmchanges.html

ABFM Simplifies, Streamlines Family Medicine Certification

Jul 26, 2016 - The American Board of Family Medicine has made changes to its certification program that include no longer requiring completion of a clinical simulation as a self-assessment activity.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160726abfmchanges.html

ABFM to Pilot Longitudinal Assessment Alternative to Exam

Oct 9, 2018 - The American Board of Family Medicine is set to launch a continuing certification pilot in January 2019. Diplomates eligible to participate will have the option of completing a longitudinal assessment alternative to the 10-year certification exam.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20181009abfmcksa.html

ABFM, IOM Team Up to Offer Family Medicine Fellowship Opportunity

Apr 19, 2011 - Practicing family physicians, family medicine educators and family medicine residents are invited to apply for a new fellowship that provides an opportunity for early career health policy and health science scholars to participate in the work of the Institute of Medicine, or IOM.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20110419abfm-iomfellows.html

ABMS Continuing Certification Initiative Issues Draft Report

Jan 11, 2019 - Last month, the Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission convened by the American Board of Medical Specialties and its member boards released a draft report of its findings and recommendations, and is inviting further public comment.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190111abmsvision.html

ABMS Invites Comments on Proposed Revisions to MOC Standards

Oct 16, 2013 - You've worked hard to achieve and maintain your board certification. Now, you have a chance to influence what that process looks like going forward. The American Board of Family Medicine is reaching out to its 84,500-plus diplomates to let them know they have an opportunity to comment ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20131016mocstdscomments.html

Academic Family Medicine Groups Launch New Educational Research Resource

Jul 19, 2011 - As part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality of educational research, the AAFP's sister organizations that make up the Council of Academic Family Medicine, or CAFM, have launched a new resource for residents and faculty.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20110719cera.html

ACGME Pilot Project to Test Four-year Family Medicine Residency

Apr 27, 2012 - The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) recently issued a call for proposals for what has been dubbed the Family Medicine Length of Training Pilot. According to the ACGME, the purpose of the project is to gather information to help determine whether extending ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20120427acgmepilot.html

ACGME Releases Revised Common Program Requirements

Mar 15, 2017 - New residency program requirements from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education stress patient safety, care quality and physician well-being and return to the 24-hour cap for first-year residents.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170315workcap.html

ACGME Study Highlights Impact of Potential Cuts to GME Funding

Nov 15, 2011 - As the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, known as the supercommittee, goes about its budget-trimming business in Washington, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, or ACGME, released the results of a survey aimed at assessing the impact that potential cuts ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20111115gmefunding.html

AIM-HI Grants to Fund Childhood Obesity Projects in Residencies

Aug 3, 2011 - Childhood obesity programs based on the fundamentals of the AAFP's Americans In Motion-Healthy Interventions, or AIM-HI, initiative are on track to be implemented in as many as 18 family medicine residency programs next year. The Academy is accepting applications for grants to help ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20110803aim-higrants.html

Allopathic, Osteopathic Medical Communities Announce Transition to Unified GME ...

Feb 28, 2014 - After many months of discussion and negotiation, leaders of the U.S. allopathic and osteopathic medical communities announced this week that they will transition to a single graduate medical education accreditation system.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140228gmeaccredmerge.html

AMA to Study Aspects of Medical School Admissions, Encourage Earlier Clinical Experiences

Jun 29, 2011 - Delegates to the 2011 meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, June 18-22 in Chicago, turned their attention to a number of reports and resolutions that concerned medical students and residents. Among the various measures considered, delegates called for the AMA to examine the issue of ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20110629ama-med-ed.html

Apply Now for STFM Pilots Aimed at Improved Training

Jan 23, 2019 - Departments of family medicine have until Feb. 22 to apply for pilot projects aimed at improving student training at ambulatory care sites.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190123stfmpilot.html

Are U.S. Medical Schools Overlooking Community College Grads?

Sep 10, 2014 - New research finds that students who attended community college after high school were less likely to gain entrance into medical school than students who studied at a community college during high school, after college graduation or never at all. Those same students were more likely to ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140910commcollege.html

Attend National Health Service Corps Virtual Job Fair

Oct 16, 2015 - The National Health Service Corps will host a virtual job fair on Oct. 20 to connect qualified job seekers with available job opportunities.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20151016nhsc.html

Best Project Winners Named in Emerging Leader Institute

Sep 18, 2018 - The winning projects from the third class of the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute focused on the mental health of veterans, home births and high-quality care for the LGBTQ+ community.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180918emergingleaders.html

Bill for Chronic Care Management, Boost Your Bottom Line

Apr 8, 2016 - A live webcast on April 20 will help physicians reap the benefits of payment for their expertise in managing patients with chronic conditions.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160408ccmwebcast.html

Birth, Death, Hope and Money: Stories of Family Medicine

Aug 8, 2018 - A diverse panel of five family physicians offered students and residents their perspectives on family medicine -- stories of triumphant hope and success -- during the 2018 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180808nc-facesoffm.html

Bottom Line: Family Medicine Workforce is Growing Too Slowly

Oct 13, 2012 - Authors of an article in the October 2012 Family Medicine summed up their opinion of patient access to primary care in America in their opening paragraph: A crisis in access to first-contact, comprehensive and coordinated medical care is occurring in the United States, wrote the ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20121013matchreport.html

Building More Medical Schools Won't Solve Patient Access Issues

Nov 19, 2013 - Although total U.S. medical school enrollment increased nearly 23 percent between 2000 and 2010, many of those newly minted physicians won't choose primary care specialties and they won't settle in states with the most severe primary care shortages. Those issues are discussed in a new ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20131119rgcmedschoolstudy.html

California Wildfires Bring Out the Best in Family Medicine

Oct 25, 2017 - The recent wildfires in California affected two family medicine residencies in Santa Rosa, one a long-established program and the other just beginning interviews for its inaugural class in 2018.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20171025wildfires.html

Care for the Underserved, Interprofessional Learning Focus of Student-run Clinic

Apr 25, 2011 - For more than two months, medical and nursing students from Case Western Reserve University, or CWRU, in Cleveland have been training together as they provide primary care at a student-run clinic for the city's underserved.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20110425interproflearning.html

Chorus of Groups Urges Adoption of Competencies for Interprofessional Health Education

Jun 1, 2011 - Two reports from six national health professional education associations and three private foundations are urging that new competencies for interprofessional health education be adopted, along with action strategies to implement them in academic institutions across the country.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20110601interprofessionalcomps.html

CME, MC-FP Deadlines Approaching

Dec 7, 2012 - The Dec. 31 deadline to earn and report CME credits required for AAFP membership re-election is fast approaching. In addition, some family physicians are facing the deadline to complete the American Board of Family Medicine's (ABFM's) Maintenance of Certification for Family Physicians ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20121207cmedeadlines.html

COGME Report Focuses on Recommendations to Ensure Value in GME

Sep 18, 2013 - Graduate medical education in the United States needs an overhaul if it is to have any hope of keeping up with an aging population and a rapidly changing health care system, according to a recently released report from the Council on Graduate Medical Education. Ensuring value for ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130918cogmereport.html

Community Colleges Hold Key to Family Medicine Diversity

Jul 18, 2018 - New research published in Annals of Family Medicine suggests that attending community college increases the odds that U.S. medical school graduates will choose family medicine.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180718commcollege.html

Concerns About Duty Hour Reforms Increasing Patient Mortality Unfounded, Study Finds

Sep 4, 2013 - Authors of a research study designed to examine the long-term effects of the 2003 resident duty hour regulations on patient mortality found that the regulations, which were implemented by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, did not worsen patient mortality.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130904dutyhoursstudy.html

Course Introduces U.S. Medical Students, First Responders to Handling Obstetric ...

Apr 17, 2012 - The AAFP soon will be offering a Basic Life Support in Obstetrics course tailored to U.S. medical and nursing students, emergency medical technicians, and other first responders. According to Diana Winslow, R.N., AAFP manager of maternity care and patient safety, the program was ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20120417blsocourse.html

Creative Preceptor Makes Family Medicine Shine

Jun 29, 2015 - Family medicine needs to recruit more medical students to the specialty, and Samuel Church, M.D., M.P.H., of Hiawassee, Ga., has a precepting style that draws students in.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150629preceptor.html

Cross-training FPs, General Surgeons Could Enhance Health Care in Rural America

Jul 20, 2011 - Meeting the health care needs of the country's rural population is increasingly problematical, but at a recent primary care forum hosted by the AAFP's Robert Graham Center, former AAFP President Ted Epperly, M.D., of Boise, Idaho, along with several other speakers, suggested that ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20110720ruralgcforum.html

D.O. Physicians' Passion for Family Medicine Continues

Feb 7, 2017 - Results from the 2017 American Osteopathic Association Intern/Resident Registration Program -- known as the Match -- are good news for family medicine.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170207osteopathicmatch.html

Despite Challenges, 84 Percent of Residents Happy With Career Choice

Aug 12, 2015 - Medscape recently released the 2015 iteration of its resident salary and debt report that asks residents questions ranging from their debt burden to the quality of their training program.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150812residentreport.html

Despite Mounting Role in Medical Student Education, Barriers to EHR Use Remain

Mar 6, 2013 - As more medical students gain access during clinical clerkships to electronic health records (EHRs), the educational benefits and challenges of using this technology are coming into ever-sharper focus. Wherever there is an EHR ... it helps me to be a more proactive about my learning, ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130306med-students-ehrs.html

Do Residents' Skills Match Medicare Patients' Needs?

Jun 20, 2019 - New research suggests that family medicine residents' training does not align with the most common procedures that Medicare patients need.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190620proceduretraining.html

Does DME Prescribing, Ordering Drive You Nuts?

Sep 11, 2015 - Sign up today for a free webinar aimed at helping physicians understand Medicare's documentation requirements when ordering durable medical equipment for patients.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150911dmewebinar.html

Earn CME by Viewing Documentary on Health System Failures

Mar 13, 2013 - Family physicians have a unique opportunity to earn CME credit for tuning in to a documentary film that examines the patchwork of health facilities, health care professionals and insurers that passes for health care in America; viewing a subsequent round-table discussion that features ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130313escapefire.html

Emerging Leader Institute Names Best Project Winners

Sep 18, 2019 - The AAFP Foundation has announced the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute award recipients from its 2018 class, including the overall best project award winners.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190918emergingleaders.html

Emerging Leader Institute Project Winners Honored

Aug 4, 2017 - The AAFP Foundation has announced the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute project award recipients from its second class.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170804fmleads.html

Enhance Racial Disparities Training, Say Primary Care Residents

Aug 24, 2018 - Researchers surveyed primary care residents to determine their awareness of racial disparities in diabetes and how prepared they feel to discuss these disparities with patients.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180824residentsdiabetes.html

Family Medicine Comes Out on Top in Osteopathic Match

Feb 26, 2014 - More osteopathic physicians matched to family medicine than any other medical specialty in the recently completed American Osteopathic Association Intern/Resident Registration Program, which matches graduating osteopathic physicians with residency programs nationwide. When the results ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140226osteopathicmatch.html

Family Medicine Faculty More Diverse Than Most, but Still Wanting

Feb 17, 2017 - Family medicine departments employ a higher percentage of female and minority faculty members than do other specialties' departments, but they still do not reflect the U.S. population.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170217facultydiversity.html

Family Medicine Groups Press CMS to Expand Rural Training

Jun 27, 2016 - The AAFP joined with four other family medicine organizations to spur changes to a proposed CMS rule to help expand the ranks of primary care physicians in rural areas.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160627ruralgme.html

Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute Aims to Bolster Specialty's Future

Jun 23, 2015 - The AAFP Foundation's Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute program will offer 30 scholarships for students and residents to attend both its conference and the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students in Kansas City, Mo.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150623fammedleads.html

Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute Project Winners Hailed

Jul 1, 2016 - The AAFP Foundation has announced the 12 Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute project award recipients from its inaugural class, including the top winners in each of three tracks.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160701emergingleaders.html

Family Medicine Match Rate Increases for Fifth Consecutive Year

Mar 21, 2014 - Following an anxious week of waiting, graduating medical students today learned the results of the 2014 National Resident Matching Program, commonly referred to as the Match. Those results spotlight a positive trend for family medicine: For the fifth straight year, the number of medical...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140321match.html

Family Medicine Match Rate Increases Slightly

Mar 16, 2012 - First, the good news. For the third straight year, family medicine attracted more graduating medical students, according to preliminary figures released by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), also known as the Match. However, the gains made were smaller than in the past two ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20120316matchresults.html

Family Medicine Match Rate Increases Slightly Again in 2013

Mar 15, 2013 - Results of the 2013 National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) -- commonly referred to as the Match -- are in, and for the fourth consecutive year, the number of medical students choosing family medicine increased. A total of 2,938 positions were filled out of 3,062 positions offered for...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130315matchresults.html

Family Medicine Reaches New High in 2018 NRMP Match

Mar 16, 2018 - Results from the 2018 National Resident Matching Program show family medicine residency programs gained ground for the ninth straight year.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180316match.html

Family Medicine Residencies Battle Ailing Economies, State Cutbacks to Produce Residents

Nov 30, 2011 - Texas once served as an example of a state willing to make a solid investment in the production and recruitment of its family physician and primary care workforce. In fact, during the past few decades, the state had provided an increasing amount of money for family medicine residency ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20111130residencycutbacks.html

Family Medicine Tops the List in Osteopathic Match

Feb 20, 2019 - Thirty-four percent of matches made during this year's final American Osteopathic Association Intern/Resident Registration Program Match were to family medicine residency programs.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190220aoamatch.html

Family Physicians, Students Form Foundation of San Diego Free Clinics

Aug 21, 2013 - Like many large U.S. cities, sun-kissed San Diego faces enormous unmet needs in terms of access to health care for certain portions of its population. But, since 1997, a good many of the city's medically disadvantaged men, women and children have been blessed with a health care safety ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130821studentclinics.html

FDA Letter Encourages Prescribers of ER/LA Opioids to Pursue Training

Mar 5, 2013 - Coinciding with the arrival of the FDA's March 1 deadline for the release of the first manufacturer-funded CME activities on prescribing extended-release/long-acting (ER/LA) opioid analgesics, the agency has sent an open letter to prescribers of these drugs, encouraging them to seek out...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130305fda-opioids-letter.html

Federal Dollars Launch National Family Medicine Residency Program

Mar 7, 2013 - The Health Resources and Services Administration recently awarded a $4 million grant to the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education in Scranton, Pa., to fund a new graduate education model that aims to help address America's shortage of primary care physicians. According to a Feb. ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130307ntlfmresidency.html

Female Students Less Confident, More Accurate Than Male Counterparts

Mar 5, 2015 - New research suggests that female medical students are less confident but more accurate in responding to test questions than their male counterparts.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150305studentconfidence.html

First-year Enrollment at U.S. Medical Schools Rising

May 22, 2012 - America's medical schools are seeing a steady increase in first-year enrollment numbers, just as the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) projected in 2006. That's according to an AAMC report highlighting survey results that anticipate first-year medical school enrollment ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20120522medschoolenrollment.html

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