The AAFP should continue to monitor those factors necessary to determine on a regular basis the need for family physicians, enabling the Academy to establish the areas of highest priority for education in family medicine.
The Academy should continue its high level of support for education in family medicine residency programs and family medicine departments and divisions in medical schools. Such support could include:
The Academy must maintain the family physician's primary role in the delivery and management of health care, emphasizing continuing and comprehensive care and keeping the focus on the patient and quality of care regardless of the configuration of the health care delivery system.
(1974) (2009 COD)
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Family Physicians Workforce and Residency Education