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New Tool Maps Family Medicine's Impact Around the World

Mar 31, 2015 - The AAFP's new World Health Mapper tool offers physicians an opportunity to explore data on country-level health indicators, health care costs and capacity, vital statistics, and contacts for family medicine opportunities abroad.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150331worldhlthmapper.html

More Residency Slots Needed to Avoid Looming Physician Shortage

Mar 30, 2015 - New research published in the Annals of Family Medicine estimates the amount of residency expansion needed to avoid primary care physician shortages projected to occur by 2035.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150330resexpansion.html

AAFP Celebrates New Recruits to Family Medicine, Acknowledges Work Ahead

Mar 20, 2015 - The National Resident Matching Program announced the results of the 2015 Match, which showed that 3,060 graduating medical students chose a career in family medicine.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150320match.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

Register Today for Free AAFP Webinar

Mar 6, 2015 - Register today for a free AAFP webinar aimed at helping physicians prepare their practices and employees for the Oct. 1 ICD-10 deadline.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150306icd-10webinar.html

Female Students Less Confident, More Accurate Than Male Counterparts

Mar 5, 2015 - New research suggests that female medical students are less confident but more accurate in responding to test questions than their male counterparts.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150305studentconfidence.html

Primary Care, Family Medicine Shine in 2015 Osteopathic Match

Feb 27, 2015 - Primary care and family medicine were big winners in the 2015 osteopathic match results announced recently by the American Osteopathic Association.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150227osteomatch.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

Reports Highlight Importance of Residency Training in Underserved Areas

Feb 18, 2015 - Two recently published research reports show why it's important to support family medicine residency training where primary care physicians are needed most.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150218gmetraining.html

Strong Match, Advances in Workforce Reform Top Education Gains Last Year

Jan 7, 2015 - When it came to education and training issues important to family medicine in 2014, rising Match numbers and progress on workforce and graduate medical education reform were among the highlights.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150107educ-yir.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

Students Need Electronic Medical Record Access

Nov 26, 2014 - An editorial in the November/December Annals of Family Medicine contends that medical students should be trained in the use of electronic health records to enable them to succeed during residency and beyond.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20141126medstdnt-ehrs.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 President-elect Hosts AMSA Webinar on Rural Primary Care

Oct 8, 2014 - On Oct. 9, AAFP President-elect Robert Wergin, M.D., of Milford, Neb., will host a webinar sponsored by the American Medical Student Association that focuses on rural primary care. It's a chance for medical students to discover the rich rewards of this practice setting.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20141008werginwebinar.html

AAFP Redesigns Family Medicine Board Review Products

Oct 6, 2014 - After an exhaustive faculty panel review, the Academy created an all-new AAFP Family Medicine Board Review Express live course and AAFP Family Medicine Board Review Self-Study Package.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20141006boardrreviewupdt.html

Proposed Legislation Would Help Physicians Re-enter Workforce

Oct 1, 2014 - The AAFP has come out in support of H.R. 5498, the Primary Care Physician Re-entry Act, because it would help ease the country's primary care physician shortage. The bill calls for the creation of a demonstration project aimed at the development of innovative programs to aid individuals...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20141001physre-entry.html

AAFP Proposal Presses for GME System Reform to Meet Nation's Primary Care Needs

Sep 17, 2014 - During a recent press event at the Capitol, the AAFP announced the release of a proposal that aims to reform the U.S. graduate medical education (GME) system. The Academy's five-point plan would, among other things, significantly change the way GME is financed.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140917gmeproposal.html

Are U.S. Medical Schools Overlooking Community College Grads?

Sep 10, 2014 - New research finds that students who attended community college after high school were less likely to gain entrance into medical school than students who studied at a community college during high school, after college graduation or never at all. Those same students were more likely to ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140910commcollege.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

Students, Residents Elect New Leaders to Represent Them

Aug 13, 2014 - Family medicine residents and medical students elected peers to leadership positions on the final day of the AAFP's National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, held Aug. 7-9 in Kansas City, Mo.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140813natlconfelects.html

News and Views From 2014 AAFP National Conference

Aug 13, 2014 - Throngs of family medicine residents, medical students interested in careers in family medicine, exhibitors from across the nation, AAFP leaders and others gathered Aug. 7-9 in Kansas City, Mo., for the 2014 AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140813ncsccintro.html

Students Focus on Direct Primary Care, Rural Health, Among Other Topics

Aug 13, 2014 - Students who attended the recent National Congress of Student Members sought to learn more about direct primary care, rural health care and student loan forgiveness, among other topics.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140813studcong.html

Residents Embrace DPC Practice Model, Tackle Student Debt

Aug 13, 2014 - The 2014 AAFP National Congress of Family Medicine Residents tackled a wide range of issues, including education about various practice models, student debt and rural training.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140813rescong.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

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

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