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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

Many U.S. Medical Schools Give Boost to Primary Care as They Increase Enrollments

Jul 6, 2011 - U.S. medical schools are on track to meet the 30 percent increase in first-year medical school enrollments called for in 2006 by the Association of American Medical Colleges, or AAMC. And many of those positions likely will be filled by students interested in primary care.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

Learners Begin Using Online Tool to Complete AAFP CME Quizzes

Jul 5, 2011 - As of July 1, physician-learners had access to a new online tool to complete AAFP journal-based and self-study CME learning materials and submit them for credit. The tool's features allow learners to complete all CME assessments and/or evaluations on their computers and Web-enabled ...

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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

Revisions to Medicare ACO Proposed Rule Needed to Protect Physician Training, Say AAFP,...

Jun 28, 2011 - Noting their long-standing support for reforming graduate medical education, or GME, funding under Medicare, the AAFP and four academic family medicine organizations say that unless CMS' proposed Medicare accountable care organization, or ACO, model is modified, it could harm the ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

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

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

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

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 ...

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Medical Students Learn Quality, Systems Improvement Skills Early

May 4, 2011 - Building continuous quality and systems improvement into clinical practice is a key component of fostering a patient-centered approach to health care delivery.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

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

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

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

Proposed MCAT Revisions Give More Weight to Applicants' Social Sciences Knowledge, ...

Apr 11, 2011 - Preliminary recommendations for a new version of the Medical College Admission Test, or MCAT, include key changes to the content and format of the current MCAT that can help medical schools select students who are more likely to go into family medicine and primary care, say AAFP medical...

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