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AAFP Creates Primary Care Innovation Fellowship

Jul 19, 2017 - The application process is now open for the AAFP's new Primary Care Innovation Fellowship; applications are due by Aug. 31.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170719innovationfellowship.html

AAFP, ABFM to Launch Unified Credit Reporting Process

Jul 10, 2017 - The AAFP and the American Board of Family Medicine are working to create a more seamless credit-reporting experience for family physicians who complete certain performance improvement activities.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170710unifiedpicme.html

AAFP Tool Can Connect GME Programs, Save Family Medicine Slots

Jul 1, 2017 - The AAFP has launched a new online tool to help smooth the coming transition to a single graduate medical education accreditation system in 2020.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170701residencyexplorer.html

AFP to Host Free CME Twitter Chat on Antibiotic Overuse

Jun 26, 2017 - American Family Physician will host a Twitter chat about reducing antibiotic overuse on July 9. Family physicians can earn up to 4.0 Prescribed CME credits by participating in the activity.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170626afptwitterchat.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

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

VA Offers Funding for Residency Program Expansion

Apr 12, 2017 - Explore new funding opportunities aimed at expanding graduate medical education spots for family medicine residency programs.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170412vagme.html

New Family Medicine Benchmark Set in 2017 Match

Mar 17, 2017 - Family medicine recorded a new high for matching residents in the 2017 National Resident Matching Program: 3,237 medical students and graduates chose family medicine residency programs.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170317match.html

New Journal Offers Publication Option for 'Early-stage' Scholars

Mar 15, 2017 - A new open-access journal aims to serve as a bridge between research results presented at conferences and full-length articles suitable for submission to a traditional peer-reviewed journal.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170315stfm-primer.html

ACGME Releases Revised Common Program Requirements

Mar 15, 2017 - New residency program requirements from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education stress patient safety, care quality and physician well-being and return to the 24-hour cap for first-year residents.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170315workcap.html

AAFP's PerformanceNavigator Honored for Novel Approach to CME

Mar 8, 2017 - The AAFP recently received the 2017 Innovative Format Award from the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions for its PerformanceNavigator CME product.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170308perfnavaward.html

Family Medicine Faculty More Diverse Than Most, but Still Wanting

Feb 17, 2017 - Family medicine departments employ a higher percentage of female and minority faculty members than do other specialties' departments, but they still do not reflect the U.S. population.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170217facultydiversity.html

D.O. Physicians' Passion for Family Medicine Continues

Feb 7, 2017 - Results from the 2017 American Osteopathic Association Intern/Resident Registration Program -- known as the Match -- are good news for family medicine.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170207osteopathicmatch.html

AAFP Applauds Top 21 FP-producing Medical Schools

Jan 9, 2017 - The AAFP sent congratulatory letters to 21 U.S. allopathic medical schools for graduating high percentages of students entering family medicine residencies during the 2015-2016 academic year.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170109topschools.html

You'll Like These Changes to Next Spring's ABFM Exam

Nov 22, 2016 - On Nov. 22, the American Board of Family Medicine announced modifications it will make starting next spring to the Family Medicine Certification examination that forms the cognitive expertise component of certification, as well as to the overall test day schedule.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20161122abfmexamchanges.html

Researchers Note Mismatch Between GME, U.S. Population Needs

Nov 18, 2016 - AAFP experts researched the growth rate of medical specialties based on National Residency Matching Program statistics from 1986 to 2016.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20161118matchrate.html

U.S. Medical Schools Still Underproducing Family Physicians

Oct 21, 2016 - A study in the October issue of Family Medicine details the AAFP's work in conducting an analysis of the 2016 National Resident Matching Program.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20161021matchanalysis.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

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

New, Expanding Family Medicine Residencies Aim to Boost Access

Aug 31, 2016 - A number of new and expanding family medicine residency programs promise to increase the number of resident positions and boost access to care for patients.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160831newresidencies.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

http://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

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

Residents Craft 66 Resolutions for Debate; Set New Record

Aug 3, 2016 - Family medicine residents debated resolutions on topics such as dementia and contraceptives during the 2016 National Congress of Family Medicine Residents.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160803nc-rescongress.html

Residents, Students Elect New Leaders at 2016 National Conference

Jul 30, 2016 - Delegates to the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents and National Congress of Student Members chose new leaders July 30 to represent them in the coming year.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20160730nc-elections.html

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

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