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AAFP Updates CME Search, Reporter Functions for Members

Oct 11, 2019 - The Academy has updated the CME Search and CME Reporter tools on AAFP.org, making it easier for members to find the specific CME products and activities they need.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20191011cmesearch.html

Become a Family Medicine Discovers RapSDI Scholar

Sep 25, 2019 - The Family Medicine Discovers Rapid Cycle Scientific Discovery and Innovation initiative is currently accepting applications from FPs interested in conducting innovative, short-term clinical research projects.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190925fmd-rapsdi.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

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

NY Residency Program Teaches Grads to Serve Underserved

Aug 21, 2019 - A recent research report details survey findings that show most graduates of a New York University residency practice primary care and serve underserved communities.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190821underservedresidency.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 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

Residents Focus Discussions on Training, Patient Care

Jul 31, 2019 - During this year's National Congress of Family Medicine Residents, participants adopted measures on various topics, including opioid use disorder treatment and support for residents whose programs close unexpectedly.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190731nc-rescongress.html

Many Maps, One Aim: Charting a Course to Family Medicine

Jul 31, 2019 - The 2019 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students kicked off with a moving main-stage storytelling presentation centered on the theme Exploring More.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190731nc-storytelling.html

Students Focus on Physician Wellness, Additional Training

Jul 31, 2019 - During the 2019 National Congress of Student Members in Kansas City, Mo., delegates adopted multiple resolutions that addressed protecting physician wellness and requested additional training.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190731nc-studentcongress.html

Students, Residents Elect New Leaders for the Coming Year

Jul 27, 2019 - Delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and the National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders July 27 in Kansas City, Mo., to represent them in the coming year.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190727nc-elections.html

Physician Education and Development News

Nov 15, 2011 - Physician Education and Development articles including CME, graduate medical education, family medicine resident and student issues, and related stories.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

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

What Do FM Residents Know About Environmental Health?

Jul 17, 2019 - Results of a survey of Canadian family medicine residents suggest substantial gaps exist in their knowledge about and training on environmental health issues.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190717residentenvirohealth.html

When It Comes to Hiring Faculty Physicians, Money Talks

Jul 11, 2019 - Results of a survey of family medicine department chairs provide new insight into the factors associated with successfully filling vacancies for faculty physicians.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190711facultyhiring.html

Obesity Education in Family Medicine Clerkships Falls Short

Jun 25, 2019 - New research on obesity education in family medicine clerkships shows gaps that may leave future family physicians inadequately prepared to treat patients with this condition.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190625obesityeduc.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

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

Policy Brief Makes Case for Funding Teaching Health Centers

May 8, 2019 - Researchers find that family medicine residents who train in teaching health centers often practice in safety-net settings such as federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics, public health clinics, institutional clinics and clinics that are part of the Indian Health Service.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190508thcfunding.html

Questions About CME Credit? AAFP Has Answers

Apr 23, 2019 - In this QandA, Steven Furr, M.D., chair of the AAFP's Commission on Continuing Professional Development, tackles frequently asked questions about CME and AAFP credit.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190423aafpcme.html

Taking a 'Measure What You Treasure' Approach to Burnout

Apr 16, 2019 - Speakers at a session held during the AAFP's Residency Program Solutions conference focused on one residency's experience of identifying burnout and building a wellness culture.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190416beyondburnout.html

Food is Health Pilot Improves Patients' Diabetes Markers

Apr 10, 2019 - A residency program has discovered an innovative way to encourage and facilitate good nutrition in patients with diabetes whose households also struggle with food insecurity.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190410foodishealth.html

New ABFM Testing Format Calls for Novel Learning Tool

Mar 25, 2019 - The AAFP has launched the Longitudinal Assessment Self-Study Package for family physicians participating in the American Board of Family Medicine's Family Medicine Certification Longitudinal Assessment pilot. The new resource combines the learning power of the Board Review Self-Study ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190325fmcla-lassp.html

Residency Curriculum Hits Mark on Social Determinants

Mar 22, 2019 - Researchers at a St. Louis family medicine residency program assessed outcomes after implementation of a longitudinal experiential curriculum focused on underserved communities.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190322sdohresidency.html

Report: FM Residency Diversity Can Be Fast-tracked

Mar 19, 2019 - A family physician co-author of a recent study outlined key interventions that helped one residency program quickly increase diversity despite a largely unchanged pipeline.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190319residentdiversity.html

Researchers Calculate Medical School Production of FPs

Mar 15, 2019 - An article published in the March issue of Family Medicine identifies factors that contribute to allopathic and osteopathic institutions' output of family physicians over time.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

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

What Drives Medical Students to Choose Family Medicine?

Mar 5, 2019 - Results of focus group sessions with medical students at allopathic schools across the United States show that the decision to specialize in family medicine is influenced by several factors.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190305studentchoice.html

Workforce Tactic Team Sets Stage to Increase Ranks of FPs

Mar 4, 2019 - A recent article in Family Medicine sums up the outcomes of three years of work by the Family Medicine for America's Health Workforce Education and Development Tactic Team.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190304fmahworkforce.html

What Factors Hook Medical Students on Family Medicine?

Feb 26, 2019 - In 2015, the AAFP conducted a national survey of all graduating AAFP student members to learn what influenced their specialty choices.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/2019026choicesurvey.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

Research Shines a Light on SDOH Training

Feb 4, 2019 - A review of primary care residency program curricula has found wide variations in the ways in which these programs teach residents about social determinants of health.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190204sdohresidency.html

New Study: A Taste of Rural Medicine Proves Powerful

Jan 30, 2019 - Researchers found that urban-based medical students had a more positive opinion of rural medicine after an eight-week rural surgical rotation.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190130ruralrotation.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

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

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

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

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

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 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

U.S. Resident Physicians Express Frustration, Fulfillment

Aug 30, 2018 - A 2018 Medscape survey measures how happy U.S. resident physicians are in their jobs and with their lifestyles.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180830ressurvey.html

New Texas Medical School Set to Emphasize Primary Care

Aug 28, 2018 - Administrators of the University of Houston College of Medicine want to open in 2020 to start training primary care physicians for Texas with free tuition for the inaugural class.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180828txmedschool.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

Students Focus on Protecting Vulnerable Patients, More Training

Aug 10, 2018 - During the Aug. 4 business session of the 2018 National Congress of Student Members, delegates adopted multiple resolutions that addressed protecting the health and well-being of all people.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180810nc-studentcongress.html

Panelists Recommend Looking Back to Move Forward

Aug 8, 2018 - The AAFP's 2018 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students opened Aug. 2 with a main stage event that featured a panel of health equity advocates discussing how to best address social determinants of health, reduce inequalities in health care and successfully ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180808nc-mainstage1.html

Residents Tackle Tough Issues to Ensure Good Patient Care

Aug 8, 2018 - Residents attending the AAFP's 2018 National Congress of Family Medicine Residents wrote and discussed more than two dozen resolutions on issues ranging from electronic health records to women's health.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

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

Students, Residents Elect New Leaders for the Coming Year

Aug 4, 2018 - Delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and the National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders Aug. 4 to represent them in the coming year.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180804nc-elections.html

Preparing Primary Care Residents for Geriatric Patients

Jul 23, 2018 - Researchers at Yale University detail outcomes of a project that explored innovative ways to help primary care residents enhance their ability to care for geriatric patients.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180723resgeriatric.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

Review Task Force Recommendations on Board Certification

Jul 3, 2018 - The AAFP Task Force on Board Certification in Family Medicine has issued a report containing recommended next steps to address longstanding member concerns about the continuing board certification process.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180703mocreport.html

Share Your Feedback on Continuing Board Certification

Apr 11, 2018 - AAFP members have until May 11 to complete a survey on the future of continuing board certification. The survey is part of a collaborative effort to bring together multiple stakeholders to re-envision continuing certification.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180411certfuturesurvey.html

Residency Leaders Encourage Training in Opioid Prescribing

Apr 3, 2018 - A session on prescribing opioids appropriately that was presented during the 2018 AAFP Residency Program Solutions conference included tips for educating patients and spotting red flags.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180403rpsopioids.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

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

Initial Certification Window Closing for Some FPs

Feb 27, 2018 - Physicians who became eligible to apply for initial certification from the American Board of Family Medicine before 2012 but haven't completed the certification process have until the end of this year to do. After Dec. 31, they will lose their board eligibility.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180227boardeligible.html

Updated E/M Documentation Rules Good for Preceptors

Feb 16, 2018 - CMS has changed evaluation and management documentation guidelines to expand medical students' ability to document -- with physician verification -- in the medical record.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180216studentdocumentation.html

Osteopathic Match Again Shows Family Medicine on Top

Feb 14, 2018 - Results from the 2018 American Osteopathic Association Match Day show osteopathic medical school seniors and newly minted D.O. physicians who participated in the AOA Match favor family medicine.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180214osteomatch.html

Resident Creates Online Resource on Death and Dying

Nov 21, 2017 - While participating in the AAFP Foundation's Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute this year, Joshua Wienczkowski, M.D., created the End of Life Literacy website.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20171121end-of-lifewebsite.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

Unified Performance Improvement Credit Process Up and Running

Oct 5, 2017 - Thanks to a collaborative effort by the AAFP and the American Board of Family Medicine, Academy members can now benefit from a streamlined credit-reporting process for their performance improvement activities.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20171005pi-cme.html

GME System Not Meeting Nation's Physician Workforce Needs

Oct 4, 2017 - Two articles developed by AAFP researchers conclude that the U.S. graduate medical education system is not producing enough primary care physicians.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20171004matchanalysis.html

Residents Who Train in THCs More Drawn to Underserved Areas

Sep 25, 2017 - Fifty-five percent of residents in teaching health center programs said in a recent survey that they intend to go on to practice in underserved areas. Among family medicine residents, the figure was 66 percent.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170925thcunderserved.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 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

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

Residents Vote to Protect Patients, Push Physician Wellness

Aug 2, 2017 - Participants in the 2017 National Congress of Family Medicine Residents discussed nearly 30 resolutions on a variety of issues.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170802nc-rescongress.html

Students Focus on Health Equity for All Americans

Aug 2, 2017 - Delegates to the National Congress of Student Members adopted resolutions addressing issues that included health equity and lifestyle medicine.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170802nc-studentcongress.html

Panelists Urge Future Family Docs to Transform Health Care

Jul 31, 2017 - Physicians at the opening event of the AAFP's 2017 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students called on attendees to become agents of change.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170731ncinnovation.html

Students, Residents Set Course by Electing New Leaders

Jul 29, 2017 - Delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and the National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders July 29 to represent them in the coming year.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170729ncelections.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, 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 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

Teaching Health Center Funding Drop Felt in Family Medicine Residency Growth

May 18, 2017 - Researchers found that a drop in federal funding precipitated a halt in the number of new teaching health center family medicine residency programs.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170518thcfunding.html

VA Offers Funding for Residency Program Expansion

Apr 12, 2017 - Explore new funding opportunities aimed at expanding graduate medical education spots for family medicine residency programs.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170412vagme.html

New Family Medicine Benchmark Set in 2017 Match

Mar 17, 2017 - Family medicine recorded a new high for matching residents in the 2017 National Resident Matching Program: 3,237 medical students and graduates chose family medicine residency programs.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170317match.html

New Journal Offers Publication Option for 'Early-stage' Scholars

Mar 15, 2017 - A new open-access journal aims to serve as a bridge between research results presented at conferences and full-length articles suitable for submission to a traditional peer-reviewed journal.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170315stfm-primer.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

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

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

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

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

You'll Like These Changes to Next Spring's ABFM Exam

Nov 22, 2016 - On Nov. 22, the American Board of Family Medicine announced modifications it will make starting next spring to the Family Medicine Certification examination that forms the cognitive expertise component of certification, as well as to the overall test day schedule.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20161122abfmexamchanges.html

Researchers Note Mismatch Between GME, U.S. Population Needs

Nov 18, 2016 - AAFP experts researched the growth rate of medical specialties based on National Residency Matching Program statistics from 1986 to 2016.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20161118matchrate.html

U.S. Medical Schools Still Underproducing Family Physicians

Oct 21, 2016 - A study in the October issue of Family Medicine details the AAFP's work in conducting an analysis of the 2016 National Resident Matching Program.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20161021matchanalysis.html

Study Bolsters Case for Continued Medicaid Funding of GME

Oct 18, 2016 - By tracking the career paths of physicians after residency, researchers showed how graduate medical education spending contributes to physicians practicing in the state where they are trained.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20161018gmemedicaid.html

New, Expanding Family Medicine Residencies Aim to Boost Access

Aug 31, 2016 - A number of new and expanding family medicine residency programs promise to increase the number of resident positions and boost access to care for patients.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160831newresidencies.html

Students Rank Family Medicine No. 1 in Specialty Choice Survey

Aug 17, 2016 - Family medicine draws more interest among medical students than any other specialty, according to survey data published recently by Medscape.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160817studentchoice.html

Residents Craft 66 Resolutions for Debate; Set New Record

Aug 3, 2016 - Family medicine residents debated resolutions on topics such as dementia and contraceptives during the 2016 National Congress of Family Medicine Residents.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160803nc-rescongress.html

Students Seek to Protect Patients, Spotlight Rural Training Options

Aug 3, 2016 - During the 2016 National Congress of Student Members, delegates adopted resolutions that addressed, among other issues, protecting patient welfare and identifying programs that offer rural training opportunities.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160803nc-studentcongress.html

Residents, Students Elect New Leaders at 2016 National Conference

Jul 30, 2016 - Delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders July 30 to represent them in the coming year.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160730nc-elections.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

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

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 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

Tax Incentives Aim to Attract Primary Care Preceptors

Jun 14, 2016 - Three states offer tax credits to primary care physicians who serve as preceptors to the next generation of physicians.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160614preceptorcredits.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

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

Study Cites Debt Load as Influence on Residents' Career Choice

Apr 5, 2016 - In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, researchers found that 58 percent of family medicine residents have debt of $150,000 or more.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160405studentdebt.html

Webcast Focuses on Quality Improvement Basics

Mar 29, 2016 - On April 7, an AAFP live webcast will equip family physicians with an understanding of quality improvement so they can begin implementing it in their practices.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160329qiwebinar.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

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