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2019 NRMP Match Marks Decade of Growth for Family Medicine

Mar 15, 2019 - The 2019 Match numbers mark a decade of year-over-year growth for family medicine, with a total of 3,848 medical students and graduates matching into the specialty -- 313 more than in 2018.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190315matchday.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

AAFP Credit System Unveils New Seal

Aug 26, 2019 - The AAFP Credit System has unveiled a new seal that CME providers can use to show their education has been vetted and approved by the AAFP.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190826creditsystemseal.html

AAFP Delegation Stands Up for Residency Teaching Faculty

Jun 19, 2019 - AAFP delegates supported physicians-in-training during this year's AMA House of Delegates annual meeting as they sought to ensure that their instructors can devote adequate time to teaching duties.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190619ama-educ.html

AAFP Hosts Launch of 25 x 2030 Student Choice Collaborative

Sep 5, 2018 - A new initiative will work to ensure that by 2030, 25 percent of U.S. medical school seniors will select family medicine as their specialty.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180905twentyfiveby2030.html

AAFP Launches New Audio Journal Products

Aug 6, 2019 - Two new audio products from the AAFP provide members easy access to select content from the Academy journals FPM and American Family Physician.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190806journalaudio.html

AAFP Promotes Health Equity Curricular Toolkit

Aug 12, 2019 - The AAFP has unveiled its Health Equity Curricular Toolkit, a structured curricular tool intended to facilitate discussions between clinical and public health learners and primary care faculty about social determinants of health and related issues.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190812healtheqcurrictoolkit.html

AAFP Weighs in With Its 'Vision for the Future'

Jan 23, 2019 - The AAFP responded to a draft report by the American Board of Medical Specialties Vision for the Future Commission with recommendations to make continuing board certification work for family physicians.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190123visioncomments.html

AAFP, Rhode Island Medical Board Pioneer New CME Benefit

Sep 11, 2018 - Rhode Island's Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline has begun excluding AAFP members from its biennial CME audit for license renewals.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180911ricmeaudit.html

ABFM to Pilot Longitudinal Assessment Alternative to Exam

Oct 9, 2018 - The American Board of Family Medicine is set to launch a continuing certification pilot in January 2019. Diplomates eligible to participate will have the option of completing a longitudinal assessment alternative to the 10-year certification exam.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20181009abfmcksa.html

ABMS Continuing Certification Initiative Issues Draft Report

Jan 11, 2019 - Last month, the Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission convened by the American Board of Medical Specialties and its member boards released a draft report of its findings and recommendations, and is inviting further public comment.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190111abmsvision.html

Apply Now for STFM Pilots Aimed at Improved Training

Jan 23, 2019 - Departments of family medicine have until Feb. 22 to apply for pilot projects aimed at improving student training at ambulatory care sites.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190123stfmpilot.html

Best Project Winners Named in Emerging Leader Institute

Sep 18, 2018 - The winning projects from the third class of the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute focused on the mental health of veterans, home births and high-quality care for the LGBTQ+ community.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180918emergingleaders.html

Birth, Death, Hope and Money: Stories of Family Medicine

Aug 8, 2018 - A diverse panel of five family physicians offered students and residents their perspectives on family medicine -- stories of triumphant hope and success -- during the 2018 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180808nc-facesoffm.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

Community Colleges Hold Key to Family Medicine Diversity

Jul 18, 2018 - New research published in Annals of Family Medicine suggests that attending community college increases the odds that U.S. medical school graduates will choose family medicine.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180718commcollege.html

Do Residents' Skills Match Medicare Patients' Needs?

Jun 20, 2019 - New research suggests that family medicine residents' training does not align with the most common procedures that Medicare patients need.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190620proceduretraining.html

Emerging Leader Institute Names Best Project Winners

Sep 18, 2019 - The AAFP Foundation has announced the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute award recipients from its 2018 class, including the overall best project award winners.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190918emergingleaders.html

Enhance Racial Disparities Training, Say Primary Care Residents

Aug 24, 2018 - Researchers surveyed primary care residents to determine their awareness of racial disparities in diabetes and how prepared they feel to discuss these disparities with patients.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180824residentsdiabetes.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

Family Medicine Tops the List in Osteopathic Match

Feb 20, 2019 - Thirty-four percent of matches made during this year's final American Osteopathic Association Intern/Resident Registration Program Match were to family medicine residency programs.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190220aoamatch.html

Food is Health Pilot Improves Patients' Diabetes Markers

Apr 10, 2019 - A residency program has discovered an innovative way to encourage and facilitate good nutrition in patients with diabetes whose households also struggle with food insecurity.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190410foodishealth.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

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

Many Maps, One Aim: Charting a Course to Family Medicine

Jul 31, 2019 - The 2019 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students kicked off with a moving main-stage storytelling presentation centered on the theme Exploring More.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

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

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