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ABFM Simplifies, Streamlines Family Medicine Certification

Jul 26, 2016 - The American Board of Family Medicine has made changes to its certification program that include no longer requiring completion of a clinical simulation as a self-assessment activity.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160726abfmchanges.html

AAFP CME Requirement Changes Benefit Family Physicians

Jul 14, 2016 - To simplify CME requirements for members, the AAFP Board of Directors has approved condensing about half of informal CME activities into one category for scholarly activities.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160714cmestreamline.html

Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute Project Winners Hailed

Jul 1, 2016 - The AAFP Foundation has announced the 12 Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute project award recipients from its inaugural class, including the top winners in each of three tracks.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160701emergingleaders.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

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

Family Medicine Groups Press CMS to Expand Rural Training

Jun 27, 2016 - The AAFP joined with four other family medicine organizations to spur changes to a proposed CMS rule to help expand the ranks of primary care physicians in rural areas.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160627ruralgme.html

Physician Education and Development News

Nov 15, 2011 - Physician Education and Development articles including CME, graduate medical education, family medicine resident and student issues, and related stories.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development.html

2016 Match Sets Record for Family Medicine Choice

Mar 18, 2016 - The 2016 Match saw the highest number ever of graduating medical students choosing family medicine, but the results still fall short of the nation's workforce needs.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160318match.html

Bill for Chronic Care Management, Boost Your Bottom Line

Apr 8, 2016 - A live webcast on April 20 will help physicians reap the benefits of payment for their expertise in managing patients with chronic conditions.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160408ccmwebcast.html

AAFP Seeks 2016 Vaccine Science Fellowship Applicants

Apr 6, 2016 - The Academy is looking for the next generation of vaccine science leaders and is accepting applications for its 2016 Vaccine Science Fellowship program.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160406vaccinefellow.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

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

Webcast Focuses on Quality Improvement Basics

Mar 29, 2016 - On April 7, an AAFP live webcast will equip family physicians with an understanding of quality improvement so they can begin implementing it in their practices.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160329qiwebinar.html

Free Clinic Experiences Feed Students' Passion for Underserved

Mar 14, 2016 - New research shows that medical students exposed to free clinic settings during training are more likely to practice in underserved areas.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160314studentsunderserved.html

Grant Program Fosters Stronger Team-based Primary Care

Mar 9, 2016 - The Professionals Accelerating Clinical and Educational Redesign program teaches faculty members in primary care residencies and other health professions to work in teams.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160309pacer.html

Primary Care, Family Medicine Stats Stand Out

Mar 2, 2016 - Primary care and family medicine made good showings in the 2016 American Osteopathic Association match program.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160302aoamatch.html

Professor: Look to Residencies' Past for Primary Care's Future

Feb 19, 2016 - Solutions to the primary care shortage could benefit from a look at residency programs of the past, a medical educator suggested in a recent article.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160219residencylessons.html

Three-year Med School Track Boosts Family Medicine in Texas

Dec 16, 2015 - An accelerated three-year medical curriculum at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center aims to increase the number of primary care physicians in the state.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20151216fasttrack.html

What Students Want to Know About Family Medicine

Feb 3, 2016 - American Family Physician recently published an open-access article answering students' most frequently asked questions about family medicine.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160203afpfaq.html

AAFP Invites FPs to Upcoming PQRS Webcast

Jan 28, 2016 - The AAFP will host a live webcast on Feb. 11 designed to help physicians meet their Physician Quality Reporting System requirements.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160128pqrswebcast.html

Researchers Dispute Calls for Increased Funding of Residency Slots

Jan 13, 2016 - Rather than increase Medicare funding of graduate medical education, the focus should be on promoting the type of health care the nation needs.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160113gmefunding.html

GME Funding, Pipeline Issues Top AAFP's Education Agenda

Jan 6, 2016 - Properly training tomorrow's physicians -- and ensuring those in practice today have the latest information at their fingertips -- were priorities for the AAFP in 2015.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160106educ-yir.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

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

AAFP Joins Brief Supporting Diversity in Med School Admissions

Nov 20, 2015 - The AAFP recently joined a number of other organizations in a friend-of-the-court brief to the U.S. Supreme Court supporting diversity in medical education.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20151120diversityamicusbrief.html

AAFP Takes Historic Look Back in 2015 Match Analysis

Oct 21, 2015 - In two recent articles, AAFP experts compared historic National Resident Matching Program data and looked at U.S. graduating seniors' entry into family medicine programs.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20151021matchanalysis.html

Attend National Health Service Corps Virtual Job Fair

Oct 16, 2015 - The National Health Service Corps will host a virtual job fair on Oct. 20 to connect qualified job seekers with available job opportunities.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20151016nhsc.html

Does DME Prescribing, Ordering Drive You Nuts?

Sep 11, 2015 - Sign up today for a free webinar aimed at helping physicians understand Medicare's documentation requirements when ordering durable medical equipment for patients.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20150911dmewebinar.html

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