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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

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

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

Resident Duty Hour Rules Focus of National Research Trials Now Set to Launch

Apr 15, 2014 - In mid-March, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education announced to the graduate medical education community that preliminary work had begun on two national multicenter trials designed to investigate the impact of resident duty hour limits instituted in 2011.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140415dutyhourstudy.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

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

Team-based Education Helps Fulfill PCMH Promise

Mar 20, 2014 - What's the best way to bring a good idea to fruition? Make sure people know about it. That's exactly what the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative did last year when it launched an interactive database that features academic and training institutions that have embraced ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140320team-based.html

Allopathic, Osteopathic Medical Communities Announce Transition to Unified GME ...

Feb 28, 2014 - After many months of discussion and negotiation, leaders of the U.S. allopathic and osteopathic medical communities announced this week that they will transition to a single graduate medical education accreditation system.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140228gmeaccredmerge.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

Students Gather to Ponder Primary Care, Team-based Training

Feb 18, 2014 - Invite 23 inquisitive graduate-level students to an event with a keynote speaker steeped in knowledge about a shared topic of interest, and watch the passion explode. That's exactly what happened recently at American Medical Student Association headquarters in Sterling, Va., where the ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140218amsamtg.html

Support for Rural Training Programs Key to Continued Health Care Access for Many Americans

Jan 29, 2014 - As headlines about primary care physician shortages in rural areas of the United States proliferate, the need to forcefully address these shortages becomes increasingly important at the federal level. The Robert Graham Center on Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140129RGCruralforum.html

National Health Service Corps 2014 Application Period Is Now Open

Jan 15, 2014 - Heads up to family physicians interested in loan repayment programs offered by the federally sponsored National Health Service Corps: The 2014 application cycle is now open and receiving applicant requests until March 20 at 7:30 p.m. EDT.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140115nhsc-apps.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

New Family Physicians Tend to Settle Close to Training Sites

Nov 20, 2013 - Although it's long been thought that family medicine residency program graduates settle close to their residency training sites, new research from the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care confirms that claim.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20131120rgcfmgrads.html

Researchers Call for More Resident Training in Safety-Net Settings

Nov 19, 2013 - Residents who train in safety-net settings are more likely to return to practice in a similar setting, according to new research conducted by the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care and published in an early release of the December issue of ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20131119rgcsafetynetstudy.html

Building More Medical Schools Won't Solve Patient Access Issues

Nov 19, 2013 - Although total U.S. medical school enrollment increased nearly 23 percent between 2000 and 2010, many of those newly minted physicians won't choose primary care specialties and they won't settle in states with the most severe primary care shortages. Those issues are discussed in a new ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20131119rgcmedschoolstudy.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

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

Researchers Ask First-year Medical Students: 'What's Important?'

Oct 9, 2013 - It's no secret to family physicians that America's medical students too often pass over family medicine and other primary care specialties when choosing a medical career. As a result, some experts predict the country could experience a shortfall of as many as 45,000 primary care ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20131009first-yr-studnt-surv.html

COGME Report Focuses on Recommendations to Ensure Value in GME

Sep 18, 2013 - Graduate medical education in the United States needs an overhaul if it is to have any hope of keeping up with an aging population and a rapidly changing health care system, according to a recently released report from the Council on Graduate Medical Education. Ensuring value for ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130918cogmereport.html

New Study Calls for Applying Social Accountability Standards to GME Programs

Sep 18, 2013 - The nation's graduate medical education programs should be required to adhere to social accountability standards to promote the production of a physician workforce that meets the needs of local communities, as well as the country at large. That's one of the messages of a study conducted...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130918socialaccount.html

Voluntary ER/LA Opioids REMS Education to Be Available in San Diego, Online

Sep 11, 2013 - The AAFP will offer voluntary CME for members on extended-release/long-acting opioid analgesics during the upcoming 2013 Scientific Assembly in San Diego. The course focuses on the criteria set out in the FDA Blueprint for Prescriber Education for Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioid...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130911opioidscme.html

Residency Directors Tout Benefits of Teaching Health Center GME Program

Sep 6, 2013 - Although graduate medical education (GME) funded by Medicare typically is paid to hospitals, which then provide funds to residency programs for an array of specialties, that model has not always benefited family medicine. In response to a push from primary care organizations, including ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130906thcroundtable.html

Concerns About Duty Hour Reforms Increasing Patient Mortality Unfounded, Study Finds

Sep 4, 2013 - Authors of a research study designed to examine the long-term effects of the 2003 resident duty hour regulations on patient mortality found that the regulations, which were implemented by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, did not worsen patient mortality.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130904dutyhoursstudy.html

More Medical School Students Opting For Family Medicine Careers, Data Show

Sep 4, 2013 - The percentage of medical school graduates choosing family medicine residencies has jumped by nearly 10 percent during the past five years, an increase that demonstrates the growing popularity of family medicine as a career choice, according to Perry Pugno, M.D., M.P.H., vice president ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130904fmresidency.html

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