Expansion of Residency Training Programs of Federally Qualified Community Health Centers (FQHCs) and Teaching Health Centers (THCs)

The AAFP supports expansion of residency training programs at FQHCs provided there is:

  • An identifiable and sustainable funding stream for graduate medical education,
  • An equitable distribution of the funding between education and service delivery, and
  • A clear commitment of the organizational mission to education, including protected teaching time for clinical faculty.

Teaching Health Center Legislation:  The AAFP supports teaching health center legislation as an incentive for increasing family medicine residency training. (2007 COD) (2017 COD)