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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

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

Researchers Call for Accountability in GME Funding, Outcomes

Jun 26, 2013 - New research published in Academic Medicine strengthens concerns expressed by the AAFP and others that the U.S. medical education system does not produce enough primary care physicians to support America's health care needs and that a flawed funding mechanism fuels the problem. The ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130626gme-study.html

Medical School Enrollment Outpacing Available Residency Slots

May 20, 2013 - New survey results released by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) show that enrollment at U.S. medical schools and schools of osteopathic medicine continues to increase at a steady pace. However, the same survey highlights increasing concern from the nation's medical ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130520enrollment.html

AAFP Responds to Proposed Shifts in Family Medicine Residency Requirements

May 7, 2013 - The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires all medical specialties to review and revise their residency program requirements on a regular basis. This year, however, the ACGME is implementing a new system dubbed the Next Accreditation System, which has ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130507acgmereqs.html

Nominees Sought for Family Medicine-focused Fellowship

May 2, 2013 - Practicing family physicians, family medicine educators and family medicine residents who crave an opportunity to participate in evidence-based health care or public health studies that improve the nation's health may have found a fellowship opportunity that's tailor-made for them. The ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130502abfm-iomfellows.html

AAFP Updates CME Faculty Recruitment, Selection Process

Apr 3, 2013 - The AAFP Division of Continuing Medical Education (DCME) aims to provide a professionally rewarding and personally fulfilling experience for everyone involved in the creation of CME, according to DCME Medical Director Ann Karty, M.D. With that in mind, the Academy is moving to optimize ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130403cmefaculty.html

Medical Schools Need to Change Approach in Training Primary Care Physicians, Says Panel

Mar 21, 2013 - Most medical school faculties are not well versed in the fundamental changes taking place in the nation's health care system, which makes it difficult for them to adequately prepare medical school students and residents for practicing in the changing health care environment. That was a ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130321medschoolchange.html

Student Interest Video Stresses Critical Thinking About Career Choice

Mar 20, 2013 - The AAFP is betting that a short video -- just one minute and thirteen seconds long -- will convince medical students to pause and reflect on the biggest decision they'll face in medical school: their choice of specialty. Stan Kozakowski, M.D., director of the AAFP Division of Medical ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130320studentvideo.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

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

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

Teaching Health Center GME Program Shows Promise, Says Article

Mar 7, 2013 - The work of the first 11 teaching health centers to receive graduate medical education (GME) funding through a program established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has implications for primary care training, the GME system, and future policies and legislation aimed at ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

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

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

Reforming GME to Train More Primary Care Physicians Will Require Enforcement

Feb 5, 2013 - A new report on an analysis conducted by the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care and funded by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation indicates that redistribution of graduate medical education positions to produce more primary care physicians, which was ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20130205gmereformsreport.html

Should Medical Education Debt Influence Students' Choice of Specialty?

Dec 19, 2012 - Should medical students bypass primary care for more lucrative subspecialty careers so that they can better afford to repay student loans? The question is an important one considering that the nation's looming primary care shortage is on a collision course with escalating medical ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20121219debtrepaymentstudy.html

CME, MC-FP Deadlines Approaching

Dec 7, 2012 - The Dec. 31 deadline to earn and report CME credits required for AAFP membership re-election is fast approaching. In addition, some family physicians are facing the deadline to complete the American Board of Family Medicine's (ABFM's) Maintenance of Certification for Family Physicians ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20121207cmedeadlines.html

Should Family Medicine Residents Train for Three Years or Four?

Nov 15, 2012 - In April 2012, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) issued a call for proposals for a pilot program aimed at reviewing the length of training for family medicine residency programs; the first group of programs has been chosen to participate. But recently, the...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20121115lengthoftraining.html

Organizations Push for Single Accreditation System for M.D., D.O. Physicians

Nov 12, 2012 - The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) recently announced that it plans to move forward with the creation of a single unified accreditation system for U.S. graduate medical education. In an Oct. 24 press release, the ACGME said it would collaborate with the ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20121112md-doaccreditation.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

Bottom Line: Family Medicine Workforce is Growing Too Slowly

Oct 13, 2012 - Authors of an article in the October 2012 Family Medicine summed up their opinion of patient access to primary care in America in their opening paragraph: A crisis in access to first-contact, comprehensive and coordinated medical care is occurring in the United States, wrote the ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20121013matchreport.html

AAFP Offering Board Exam Self-Study Online

Oct 8, 2012 - Family physicians preparing for the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) board exam now have access to the breadth of the AAFP's board review course in an online format. According to Kathy Marian, M.Ed., AAFP manager of CME standards and outcomes, the new interactive learning ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20121008onlineboardreview.html

Mentors Encourage Minority Undergrads in Quest to be Doctors, Dentists

Oct 2, 2012 - Young minority men and women may dream of becoming doctors and dentists, but how do you fill them with the energy, commitment and confidence they need to walk the long road to medical school and beyond? Give them a full day of face-to-face interaction with an experienced and energetic ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20121002tourfordiversity.html

U.S. Medical Students' Education Debt Level Holds Steady Three Years Running

Aug 20, 2012 - It's no secret that medical students pay a steep price for four years of education at a U.S. medical school. In fact, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), in 2011, 86 percent of medical school graduates owed a median amount of $162,000 in education debt, ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20120820medschooldebt.html

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