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Forum Speakers Call for Fundamental Changes in Graduate Medical Education

Oct 19, 2011 - Teaching hospitals in the United States could do a more effective job of managing the nation's multi-billion-dollar investment in graduate medical education, or GME, by taking steps to produce a physician workforce that better meets the needs of the country. That was one of the central ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20111019gmeforum.html

FPs Have Pivotal Role in Innovative Care Delivery, Speaker Tells Students, Residents

Aug 12, 2014 - A health policy expert who spoke during the 2014 AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students told future family physicians they are the hope for better health outcomes in the future.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140812nc-grundy.html

FPs Stay Involved With Family Medicine Interest Groups

Jul 18, 2012 - Anyone who doubts the influence a family medicine interest group (FMIG) can have on medical students has never met Tejal Parikh, M.D., of Tucson, Ariz. Parikh hails from a long line of physicians. Her mother is an OB/Gyn, and her father is a surgeon. Parikh's extended family includes a ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20120718fmigmentors.html

Free Clinic Experiences Feed Students' Passion for Underserved

Mar 14, 2016 - New research shows that medical students exposed to free clinic settings during training are more likely to practice in underserved areas.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160314studentsunderserved.html

Funding Fight for Primary Care Training Programs Focus of AAFP Action Alert

Jun 27, 2012 - The AAFP has launched a renewed effort to strengthen primary care training programs by calling on family medicine residents and students to contact their representatives in Washington to support a funding increase for Section 747 of Title VII of the Public Health Service Act in the 2013...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20120627titleviiactionalert.html

Future Direction of U.S. Graduate Medical Education Is Focus of Grant to IOM

Apr 18, 2012 - The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation has announced that it has awarded $750,000 to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to study the governance and financing of graduate medical education (GME) in the United States. The grant comes in response to the current state of GME in the United States, ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

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

Geographic Inequities Focus of Research Calling for Changes in GME Funding

Nov 27, 2013 - The AAFP has long pointed out that there are geographic problems with funding for graduate medical education, and now an article in the November Health Affairs underscores the geographic imbalances in Medicare's GME system and makes a number of recommendations to revise the formula.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20131127gmefunding.html

GME Funding, Pipeline Issues Top AAFP's Education Agenda

Jan 6, 2016 - Properly training tomorrow's physicians -- and ensuring those in practice today have the latest information at their fingertips -- were priorities for the AAFP in 2015.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160106educ-yir.html

GME Investments Affect Scope of Physician Training, Say Forum Speakers

Jul 19, 2013 - The recent release of a study on graduate medical education (GME) funding by the AAFP's Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies and The George Washington University School of Public Health has focused renewed attention on the nation's investment in GME funding and whether that ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130719grmctrforum.html

GME System Not Meeting Nation's Physician Workforce Needs

Oct 4, 2017 - Two articles developed by AAFP researchers conclude that the U.S. graduate medical education system is not producing enough primary care physicians.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20171004matchanalysis.html

Google Hangouts Allow AAFP to Reach Broad Medical Student Audience

Aug 20, 2014 - On Aug. 26, the AAFP will officially launch Family Medicine on Air, a series of 15-minute Google Hangouts aimed at medical students and available via Google Plus and YouTube.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140820fammedonair.html

Graham Center Projects Increase in Physicians Working in Shortage Areas

Apr 23, 2014 - The AAFP's Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care recently published a one-page policy brief that looked at the projected impact of the Primary Care Residency Expansion program on the number and distribution of new primary care physicians. One key ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140423pcreprojections.html

Grant Program Fosters Stronger Team-based Primary Care

Mar 9, 2016 - The Professionals Accelerating Clinical and Educational Redesign program teaches faculty members in primary care residencies and other health professions to work in teams.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160309pacer.html

Growing Shortage of Clinical Training Sites Challenges Medical Schools

Jul 6, 2014 - What has appeared to be solid progress toward growing an adequate U.S. health care workforce could be derailed by an escalating shortage of clinical training sites to accommodate many of those learners

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140706preceptstudy.html

Harvard Town Hall Meeting Fosters Enthusiasm About Family Medicine

Nov 26, 2014 - Harvard Medical School's Center for Primary Care recently held a town hall meeting to encourage discussion about how to develop family medicine educational opportunities at the school.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20141126harvardtownhall.html

Health is Primary Session Energizes Residents, Students

Aug 4, 2015 - The 2015 AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students opened with a presentation on the Health is Primary campaign that spotlighted three innovative family physicians.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150804natlconfpanel.html

HHS Learning Network Sponsors Free Webinar on Virtual ACO Model

Sep 3, 2015 - Sign up today for a free webinar and learn about a virtual accountable care organization set up to care for some 41,000 public employee retirees in California.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150903acowebinar.html

Increasing Primary Care Residency Positions Critical to Alleviating Physician ...

Oct 30, 2012 - The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is calling for the enactment of four core recommendations to increase the number of U.S. physicians and alleviate a growing physician shortage that is projected to grow worse as a result of an aging population and expanded health care ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20121030aamcworkforcepaper.html

Initial Certification Window Closing for Some FPs

Feb 27, 2018 - Physicians who became eligible to apply for initial certification from the American Board of Family Medicine before 2012 but haven't completed the certification process have until the end of this year to do. After Dec. 31, they will lose their board eligibility.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180227boardeligible.html

IOM Report Calls for Restructuring of Nation's GME System

Jul 30, 2014 - On July 29, the Institute of Medicine released a report with recommendations that would change how the U.S. graduate medical education system is governed and financed.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140730iomgmerpt.html

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 ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20110705onlinecmetool.html

Many Maps, One Aim: Charting a Course to Family Medicine

Jul 31, 2019 - The 2019 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students kicked off with a moving main-stage storytelling presentation centered on the theme Exploring More.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190731nc-storytelling.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20110706medschoolenrollment.html

Match Data Analysis: Small Growth in Primary Care Not Enough to Meet Expected Demand

Oct 15, 2013 - For the 32nd consecutive year, staff members from the AAFP's Medical Education Division have analyzed numbers from the latest National Resident Matching Program, commonly referred to as the Match. In two companion articles published in Family Medicine in October, authors concluded that ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20131015matchanalysis.html

MC-FP Deadlines Loom for Some ABFM Diplomates

Dec 14, 2011 - This month, three groups of family physicians certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, or ABFM, have important deadlines to meet to comply with requirements of the ABFM's Maintenance of Certification for Family Physicians, or MC-FP.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20111214mc-fpdeadlines.html

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