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Share Your Feedback on Continuing Board Certification

Apr 11, 2018 - AAFP members have until May 11 to complete a survey on the future of continuing board certification. The survey is part of a collaborative effort to bring together multiple stakeholders to re-envision continuing certification.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180411certfuturesurvey.html

Residency Leaders Encourage Training in Opioid Prescribing

Apr 3, 2018 - A session on prescribing opioids appropriately that was presented during the 2018 AAFP Residency Program Solutions conference included tips for educating patients and spotting red flags.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180403rpsopioids.html

AAFP Credit System Reconsiders Functional Medicine Topics

Mar 28, 2018 - Effective immediately, the AAFP Credit System will begin approving functional medicine topics in accordance with its eligibility requirements and topic-specific guidance from the Commission on Continuing Professional Development.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180328functionalmed.html

Family Medicine Reaches New High in 2018 NRMP Match

Mar 16, 2018 - Results from the 2018 National Resident Matching Program show family medicine residency programs gained ground for the ninth straight year.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180316match.html

Initial Certification Window Closing for Some FPs

Feb 27, 2018 - Physicians who became eligible to apply for initial certification from the American Board of Family Medicine before 2012 but haven't completed the certification process have until the end of this year to do. After Dec. 31, they will lose their board eligibility.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180227boardeligible.html

Updated E/M Documentation Rules Good for Preceptors

Feb 16, 2018 - CMS has changed evaluation and management documentation guidelines to expand medical students' ability to document -- with physician verification -- in the medical record.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180216studentdocumentation.html

Osteopathic Match Again Shows Family Medicine on Top

Feb 14, 2018 - Results from the 2018 American Osteopathic Association Match Day show osteopathic medical school seniors and newly minted D.O. physicians who participated in the AOA Match favor family medicine.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180214osteomatch.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

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

Resident Creates Online Resource on Death and Dying

Nov 21, 2017 - While participating in the AAFP Foundation's Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute this year, Joshua Wienczkowski, M.D., created the End of Life Literacy website.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20171121end-of-lifewebsite.html

California Wildfires Bring Out the Best in Family Medicine

Oct 25, 2017 - The recent wildfires in California affected two family medicine residencies in Santa Rosa, one a long-established program and the other just beginning interviews for its inaugural class in 2018.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20171025wildfires.html

Unified Performance Improvement Credit Process Up and Running

Oct 5, 2017 - Thanks to a collaborative effort by the AAFP and the American Board of Family Medicine, Academy members can now benefit from a streamlined credit-reporting process for their performance improvement activities.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20171005pi-cme.html

GME System Not Meeting Nation's Physician Workforce Needs

Oct 4, 2017 - Two articles developed by AAFP researchers conclude that the U.S. graduate medical education system is not producing enough primary care physicians.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20171004matchanalysis.html

Residents Who Train in THCs More Drawn to Underserved Areas

Sep 25, 2017 - Fifty-five percent of residents in teaching health center programs said in a recent survey that they intend to go on to practice in underserved areas. Among family medicine residents, the figure was 66 percent.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170925thcunderserved.html

AAFP Seeks Simpler Path for Residents to Train Across State Lines

Sep 1, 2017 - The AAFP is seeking support for simplifying the licensing process for medical residents who train in programs that have facilities in multiple jurisdictions.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170901interstatetraining.html

AAFP Credit System Launches Blended Learning CME

Aug 18, 2017 - The AAFP Credit System's new blended learning activity type helps physicians earn AAFP CME credit in ways that best match their learning styles.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170818blendedlearning.html

Emerging Leader Institute Project Winners Honored

Aug 4, 2017 - The AAFP Foundation has announced the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute project award recipients from its second class.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170804fmleads.html

Residents Vote to Protect Patients, Push Physician Wellness

Aug 2, 2017 - Participants in the 2017 National Congress of Family Medicine Residents discussed nearly 30 resolutions on a variety of issues.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

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

Panelists Urge Future Family Docs to Transform Health Care

Jul 31, 2017 - Physicians at the opening event of the AAFP's 2017 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students called on attendees to become agents of change.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20170731ncinnovation.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

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

https://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

https://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

https://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

https://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

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

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