Discrimination, Physician

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) strongly supports the principle that hiring, credentialing and privileging decisions for physicians should be based solely on verifiable professional criteria.

The AAFP supports the application of this principle for both practicing physicians and for physicians and medical students applying to residency training programs. The AAFP believes that by encouraging diversity in their physician workforces, physician groups and health care systems can help ensure their ability to deliver culturally competent care to all segments of their patient populations. (1996) (April 2015 BOD)