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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

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