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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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