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Creative Preceptor Makes Family Medicine Shine

Jun 29, 2015 - Family medicine needs to recruit more medical students to the specialty, and Samuel Church, M.D., M.P.H., of Hiawassee, Ga., has a precepting style that draws students in.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150629preceptor.html

Cross-training FPs, General Surgeons Could Enhance Health Care in Rural America

Jul 20, 2011 - Meeting the health care needs of the country's rural population is increasingly problematical, but at a recent primary care forum hosted by the AAFP's Robert Graham Center, former AAFP President Ted Epperly, M.D., of Boise, Idaho, along with several other speakers, suggested that ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20110720ruralgcforum.html

D.O. Physicians' Passion for Family Medicine Continues

Feb 7, 2017 - Results from the 2017 American Osteopathic Association Intern/Resident Registration Program -- known as the Match -- are good news for family medicine.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170207osteopathicmatch.html

Despite Challenges, 84 Percent of Residents Happy With Career Choice

Aug 12, 2015 - Medscape recently released the 2015 iteration of its resident salary and debt report that asks residents questions ranging from their debt burden to the quality of their training program.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150812residentreport.html

Despite Mounting Role in Medical Student Education, Barriers to EHR Use Remain

Mar 6, 2013 - As more medical students gain access during clinical clerkships to electronic health records (EHRs), the educational benefits and challenges of using this technology are coming into ever-sharper focus. Wherever there is an EHR ... it helps me to be a more proactive about my learning, ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130306med-students-ehrs.html

Do Residents' Skills Match Medicare Patients' Needs?

Jun 20, 2019 - New research suggests that family medicine residents' training does not align with the most common procedures that Medicare patients need.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190620proceduretraining.html

Does DME Prescribing, Ordering Drive You Nuts?

Sep 11, 2015 - Sign up today for a free webinar aimed at helping physicians understand Medicare's documentation requirements when ordering durable medical equipment for patients.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150911dmewebinar.html

Earn CME by Viewing Documentary on Health System Failures

Mar 13, 2013 - Family physicians have a unique opportunity to earn CME credit for tuning in to a documentary film that examines the patchwork of health facilities, health care professionals and insurers that passes for health care in America; viewing a subsequent round-table discussion that features ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130313escapefire.html

Emerging Leader Institute Names Best Project Winners

Sep 18, 2019 - The AAFP Foundation has announced the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute award recipients from its 2018 class, including the overall best project award winners.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190918emergingleaders.html

Emerging Leader Institute Project Winners Honored

Aug 4, 2017 - The AAFP Foundation has announced the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute project award recipients from its second class.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170804fmleads.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

Family Medicine Comes Out on Top in Osteopathic Match

Feb 26, 2014 - More osteopathic physicians matched to family medicine than any other medical specialty in the recently completed American Osteopathic Association Intern/Resident Registration Program, which matches graduating osteopathic physicians with residency programs nationwide. When the results ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140226osteopathicmatch.html

Family Medicine Faculty More Diverse Than Most, but Still Wanting

Feb 17, 2017 - Family medicine departments employ a higher percentage of female and minority faculty members than do other specialties' departments, but they still do not reflect the U.S. population.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170217facultydiversity.html

Family Medicine Groups Press CMS to Expand Rural Training

Jun 27, 2016 - The AAFP joined with four other family medicine organizations to spur changes to a proposed CMS rule to help expand the ranks of primary care physicians in rural areas.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160627ruralgme.html

Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute Aims to Bolster Specialty's Future

Jun 23, 2015 - The AAFP Foundation's Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute program will offer 30 scholarships for students and residents to attend both its conference and the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students in Kansas City, Mo.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150623fammedleads.html

Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute Project Winners Hailed

Jul 1, 2016 - The AAFP Foundation has announced the 12 Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute project award recipients from its inaugural class, including the top winners in each of three tracks.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160701emergingleaders.html

Family Medicine Match Rate Increases for Fifth Consecutive Year

Mar 21, 2014 - Following an anxious week of waiting, graduating medical students today learned the results of the 2014 National Resident Matching Program, commonly referred to as the Match. Those results spotlight a positive trend for family medicine: For the fifth straight year, the number of medical...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140321match.html

Family Medicine Match Rate Increases Slightly

Mar 16, 2012 - First, the good news. For the third straight year, family medicine attracted more graduating medical students, according to preliminary figures released by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), also known as the Match. However, the gains made were smaller than in the past two ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20120316matchresults.html

Family Medicine Match Rate Increases Slightly Again in 2013

Mar 15, 2013 - Results of the 2013 National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) -- commonly referred to as the Match -- are in, and for the fourth consecutive year, the number of medical students choosing family medicine increased. A total of 2,938 positions were filled out of 3,062 positions offered for...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130315matchresults.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

Family Medicine Residencies Battle Ailing Economies, State Cutbacks to Produce Residents

Nov 30, 2011 - Texas once served as an example of a state willing to make a solid investment in the production and recruitment of its family physician and primary care workforce. In fact, during the past few decades, the state had provided an increasing amount of money for family medicine residency ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20111130residencycutbacks.html

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

Family Physicians, Students Form Foundation of San Diego Free Clinics

Aug 21, 2013 - Like many large U.S. cities, sun-kissed San Diego faces enormous unmet needs in terms of access to health care for certain portions of its population. But, since 1997, a good many of the city's medically disadvantaged men, women and children have been blessed with a health care safety ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130821studentclinics.html

FDA Letter Encourages Prescribers of ER/LA Opioids to Pursue Training

Mar 5, 2013 - Coinciding with the arrival of the FDA's March 1 deadline for the release of the first manufacturer-funded CME activities on prescribing extended-release/long-acting (ER/LA) opioid analgesics, the agency has sent an open letter to prescribers of these drugs, encouraging them to seek out...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130305fda-opioids-letter.html

Federal Dollars Launch National Family Medicine Residency Program

Mar 7, 2013 - The Health Resources and Services Administration recently awarded a $4 million grant to the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education in Scranton, Pa., to fund a new graduate education model that aims to help address America's shortage of primary care physicians. According to a Feb. ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130307ntlfmresidency.html

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