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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

Medical Residents Sound Off About New ACGME Rules in National Survey

Aug 17, 2012 - Many medical residents do not believe that new rules implemented by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's (ACGME's) Duty Hours Task Force in July 2011, have had the intended effect, according to a recent survey in the New England Journal of Medicine. In fact,...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20120817dutyhourssurvey.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

Primary Care Organizations Fight for GME Residency Slots, Funding

Jun 29, 2012 - In an effort to ensure that primary care residency positions are not just maintained, but increased, the AAFP joined the Council of Academic Family Medicine and four other primary care organizations in highlighting their concerns regarding CMS' proposed regulation covering the inpatient...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20120629residencyslotsltr.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

First-year Enrollment at U.S. Medical Schools Rising

May 22, 2012 - America's medical schools are seeing a steady increase in first-year enrollment numbers, just as the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) projected in 2006. That's according to an AAMC report highlighting survey results that anticipate first-year medical school enrollment ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20120522medschoolenrollment.html

ACGME Pilot Project to Test Four-year Family Medicine Residency

Apr 27, 2012 - The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) recently issued a call for proposals for what has been dubbed the Family Medicine Length of Training Pilot. According to the ACGME, the purpose of the project is to gather information to help determine whether extending ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20120427acgmepilot.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

Want Help Keeping Teens' Vaccinations on Track? Try New METRIC Module

Apr 18, 2012 - The AAFP's Measuring, Evaluating and Translating Research Into Care performance improvement program has added an adolescent immunization module to help members keep their adolescent patients' vaccinations up-to-date. The module, which has been approved by the American Board of Family ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

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

Course Introduces U.S. Medical Students, First Responders to Handling Obstetric ...

Apr 17, 2012 - The AAFP soon will be offering a Basic Life Support in Obstetrics course tailored to U.S. medical and nursing students, emergency medical technicians, and other first responders. According to Diana Winslow, R.N., AAFP manager of maternity care and patient safety, the program was ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20120417blsocourse.html

Project Is Helping Physicians Fight Immunization Pushback

Apr 9, 2012 - Primary care physicians all too frequently come face-to-face with the powerful effects of antivaccination pseudoscience during the course of patient visits -- especially when the patient is an infant or a young child. Even a trusted family physician can expect to hear questions that ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20120409vaccinesafetycurriculum.html

Medical Students Aware of Downside of Daily Physician Grind, Study Shows

Apr 4, 2012 - Julie Phillips, M.D., M.P.H., wears several hats. As an assistant professor of family medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing, she spends 40 percent of her time teaching medical students. Her broad-spectrum clinical practice at the university ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20120404studentworklifestudy.html

Family Medicine Match Rate Increases Slightly

Mar 16, 2012 - First, the good news. For the third straight year, family medicine attracted more graduating medical students, according to preliminary figures released by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), also known as the Match. However, the gains made were smaller than in the past two ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20120316matchresults.html

NRMP Set to Proceed With New Program During 2012 Match Week

Mar 7, 2012 - The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Match Week is nearly here, and medical school seniors most certainly have March 12-16 blocked on their calendars. AAFP News Now will provide coverage of the results of the 2012 Match when those figures become available near the end of Match ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20120307soapprocess.html

ABFM Continues Certification Process Upgrades

Jan 25, 2012 - In its effort to emphasize continuous, lifelong learning, the American Board of Family Medicine continues to enhance its Maintenance of Certification for Family Physicians (MC-FP) program. Among the changes are new MC-FP entry and re-entry requirements for family physicians seeking to ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20120125abfmchanges.html

Newly Minted FPs Agree With Survey That Shows Growing Trend Toward Salaried Positions

Jan 18, 2012 - As a third-year resident at a family medicine residency in Stamford, Conn., Jennifer Parsons never had any doubts she would work as a salaried physician. Parsons, a 2010 graduate of the Stamford Hospital/Columbia University Family Medicine Residency Program, found the prospect of ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20120118employeddocs.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

'COPD Comprehensive' Materials Created With Family Medicine Residents in Mind

Dec 7, 2011 - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, and asthma combined account for 20 percent of visits to family physicians in this country. This prevalence of COPD in patients cared for most often by family physicians led the AAFP, in collaboration with the Association of Family Medicine...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20111207copdcomprehensive.html

Family Medicine Residencies Battle Ailing Economies, State Cutbacks to Produce Residents

Nov 30, 2011 - Texas once served as an example of a state willing to make a solid investment in the production and recruitment of its family physician and primary care workforce. In fact, during the past few decades, the state had provided an increasing amount of money for family medicine residency ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20111130residencycutbacks.html

ACGME Study Highlights Impact of Potential Cuts to GME Funding

Nov 15, 2011 - As the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, known as the supercommittee, goes about its budget-trimming business in Washington, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, or ACGME, released the results of a survey aimed at assessing the impact that potential cuts ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20111115gmefunding.html

AAFP Census Survey Sorts Out 2011 Match Statistics

Nov 2, 2011 - The 2011 National Resident Matching Program, also known as the Match, generated good news in terms of the number of medical students matching into family medicine residencies, but a closer examination of those Match results reveals that the small, incremental increases in interest in ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/201111022011matchwrapup.html

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

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

AIM-HI Grants to Fund Childhood Obesity Projects in Residencies

Aug 3, 2011 - Childhood obesity programs based on the fundamentals of the AAFP's Americans In Motion-Healthy Interventions, or AIM-HI, initiative are on track to be implemented in as many as 18 family medicine residency programs next year. The Academy is accepting applications for grants to help ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20110803aim-higrants.html

Cross-training FPs, General Surgeons Could Enhance Health Care in Rural America

Jul 20, 2011 - Meeting the health care needs of the country's rural population is increasingly problematical, but at a recent primary care forum hosted by the AAFP's Robert Graham Center, former AAFP President Ted Epperly, M.D., of Boise, Idaho, along with several other speakers, suggested that ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20110720ruralgcforum.html

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