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Team-based Education Helps Fulfill PCMH Promise

Mar 20, 2014 - What's the best way to bring a good idea to fruition? Make sure people know about it. That's exactly what the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative did last year when it launched an interactive database that features academic and training institutions that have embraced ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140320team-based.html

Three-year Med School Track Boosts Family Medicine in Texas

Dec 16, 2015 - An accelerated three-year medical curriculum at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center aims to increase the number of primary care physicians in the state.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20151216fasttrack.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

U.S. Medical Students' Education Debt Level Holds Steady Three Years Running

Aug 20, 2012 - It's no secret that medical students pay a steep price for four years of education at a U.S. medical school. In fact, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), in 2011, 86 percent of medical school graduates owed a median amount of $162,000 in education debt, ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20120820medschooldebt.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

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

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

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

Vast Majority of Family Physicians Participate in MC-FP, Study Finds

May 9, 2011 - Although large numbers of family physicians across the country and in different practice sites participate in the American Board of Family Medicine's Maintenance of Certification for Family Physicians, or ABFM MC-FP, program, those practicing in poorer and medically underserved areas ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20110509mc-fprates.html

Voluntary ER/LA Opioids REMS Education to Be Available in San Diego, Online

Sep 11, 2013 - The AAFP will offer voluntary CME for members on extended-release/long-acting opioid analgesics during the upcoming 2013 Scientific Assembly in San Diego. The course focuses on the criteria set out in the FDA Blueprint for Prescriber Education for Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioid...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130911opioidscme.html

Want Help Keeping Teens' Vaccinations on Track? Try New METRIC Module

Apr 18, 2012 - The AAFP's Measuring, Evaluating and Translating Research Into Care performance improvement program has added an adolescent immunization module to help members keep their adolescent patients' vaccinations up-to-date. The module, which has been approved by the American Board of Family ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20120418teenvaccmetric.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

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

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

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

What Students Want to Know About Family Medicine

Feb 3, 2016 - American Family Physician recently published an open-access article answering students' most frequently asked questions about family medicine.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160203afpfaq.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

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

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

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