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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

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

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

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

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

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