Family Medicine On Air is a series of live social media events that gives medical students across the country a chance to learn about hot topics in health care from family medicine leaders -- all in 15 minutes or less. Each episode streams live on Google Plus and YouTube and is archived so that you can view it later or even stream to share with your medical student colleagues at an FMIG event.
Family physicians have the skills and training to practice in a variety of settings around the world. Kyle Hoedebecke, MD, co-founder of the North American young doctors' movement Polaris, explains why family medicine is the perfect fit for students interested in global health.
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Past AAFP President Reid Blackwelder, MD, answered students' questions on topics such as direct primary care and patient satisfaction metrics, and offered advice to students who are interested in family medicine.
Dr. Blackwelder discusses what you need to know about this emerging practice model, and how it provides comprehensive primary care for all patients.
AAFP Board Chair Reid Blackwelder, MD, discusses direct primary care, an evolving model of care that can lower overall health care costs and allow physicians to spend more time with their patients.
AAFP President Robert Wergin, MD, discusses the cost of care and its implications on individual patients and the health care system as a whole. He also explains how family medicine is helping to reduce costs through its focus on preventive and team-based care.
AAFP President Robert Wergin, MD, explains why immunizations -- a part of a family physician's everyday workload -- are vital to long-term health. Dr. Wergin also answers questions from medical students, including how to address some of the misconceptions about vaccinations.
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