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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

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

Student Congress Takes on Debt Relief, Burnout

Aug 5, 2015 - During the 2015 National Congress of Student Members, participants adopted resolutions that addressed financing medical school, burnout and drug pricing transparency.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150805studentcongress.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

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

Students Focus on Health Equity for All Americans

Aug 2, 2017 - Delegates to the National Congress of Student Members adopted resolutions addressing issues that included health equity and lifestyle medicine.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170802nc-studentcongress.html

Students Focus on Physician Wellness, Additional Training

Jul 31, 2019 - During the 2019 National Congress of Student Members in Kansas City, Mo., delegates adopted multiple resolutions that addressed protecting physician wellness and requested additional training.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

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

Students Focus on Protecting Vulnerable Patients, More Training

Aug 10, 2018 - During the Aug. 4 business session of the 2018 National Congress of Student Members, delegates adopted multiple resolutions that addressed protecting the health and well-being of all people.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180810nc-studentcongress.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

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

Students Rank Family Medicine No. 1 in Specialty Choice Survey

Aug 17, 2016 - Family medicine draws more interest among medical students than any other specialty, according to survey data published recently by Medscape.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160817studentchoice.html

Students Seek to Protect Patients, Spotlight Rural Training Options

Aug 3, 2016 - During the 2016 National Congress of Student Members, delegates adopted resolutions that addressed, among other issues, protecting patient welfare and identifying programs that offer rural training opportunities.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160803nc-studentcongress.html

Students, Residents Elect New Leaders for the Coming Year

Jul 27, 2019 - Delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and the National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders July 27 in Kansas City, Mo., to represent them in the coming year.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190727nc-elections.html

Students, Residents Elect New Leaders for the Coming Year

Aug 4, 2018 - Delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and the National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders Aug. 4 to represent them in the coming year.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180804nc-elections.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

Students, Residents Set Course by Electing New Leaders

Jul 29, 2017 - Delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and the National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders July 29 to represent them in the coming year.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170729ncelections.html

Study Bolsters Case for Continued Medicaid Funding of GME

Oct 18, 2016 - By tracking the career paths of physicians after residency, researchers showed how graduate medical education spending contributes to physicians practicing in the state where they are trained.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20161018gmemedicaid.html

Study Cites Debt Load as Influence on Residents' Career Choice

Apr 5, 2016 - In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, researchers found that 58 percent of family medicine residents have debt of $150,000 or more.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160405studentdebt.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

Sweeping Overhaul of Content, Format Is Needed to Ensure Future of GME

Oct 19, 2011 - A document recently released by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation reinforces the AAFP's long-held views on needed reforms in graduate medical education, or GME. The report, which was released by a GME workgroup convened by the Macy Foundation in May, calls for major reforms in the content ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

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

Taking a 'Measure What You Treasure' Approach to Burnout

Apr 16, 2019 - Speakers at a session held during the AAFP's Residency Program Solutions conference focused on one residency's experience of identifying burnout and building a wellness culture.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190416beyondburnout.html

Tax Incentives Aim to Attract Primary Care Preceptors

Jun 14, 2016 - Three states offer tax credits to primary care physicians who serve as preceptors to the next generation of physicians.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160614preceptorcredits.html

Teaching Health Center Funding Drop Felt in Family Medicine Residency Growth

May 18, 2017 - Researchers found that a drop in federal funding precipitated a halt in the number of new teaching health center family medicine residency programs.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170518thcfunding.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

Teaching Health Center Residencies Help Underserved Areas

Dec 2, 2015 - Family medicine residents who complete their training in a medically underserved area are more likely to continue practicing in such an area, says a recent survey.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20151202thcgme.html

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